Pulmonary metastasectomy in sarcoma-experiences with laser-assisted resection.

  title={Pulmonary metastasectomy in sarcoma-experiences with laser-assisted resection.},
  author={Severin Schmid and Uyen-Thao Le and Christoph Zeisel and Benedikt Haager and Bernward Passlick},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  volume={10 1},
Background Previous data suggest a survival benefit in well selected patients with extrathoracic sarcoma after pulmonary metastasectomy. Different techniques have been described for pulmonary metastasectomy; however laser-assisted surgery (LAS) was suggested to provide the best outcome in patients with higher numbers of metastases. Methods Data were extracted from a prospectively maintained institutional database and a total of 83 patients who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy at our clinic… 

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