Resection of pulmonary metastases from renal cell carcinoma.


Between 1980 and 1995, 77 patients underwent complete resection of pulmonary metastases from a renal cell carcinoma after exclusion of a primary tumor recurrence and other metastatic localizations. 30-day mortality was 3%. The Median follow-up was 34 months (M). Cumulative 5-year survival (5-YS) was 39%. Prognostic criteria are the duration of the disease… (More)