Pulmonary metastasectomy in colorectal cancer: a systematic review and quantitative synthesis.

@article{Fiorentino2010PulmonaryMI,
  title={Pulmonary metastasectomy in colorectal cancer: a systematic review and quantitative synthesis.},
  author={Francesca Fiorentino and Ian Hunt and Kristine Leok-Kheng Teoh and Tom Treasure and Martin Utley},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={60-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Surgical removal of pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer is undertaken increasingly but the practice is variable. There have been no randomized trials of effectiveness. We needed evidence from a systematic review to plan a randomized controlled trial. DESIGN A formal search for all studies concerning the practice of pulmonary metastasectomy was undertaken including all published articles using pre-specified keywords. Abstracts were screened, reviewed and data extracted by at… CONTINUE READING

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