Surgery for combined type small cell lung carcinoma.

  title={Surgery for combined type small cell lung carcinoma.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Hage and Johannes R J Elbers and Aart Brutel de la Rivi{\`e}re and Jules M. M. van den Bosch},
  volume={53 6},
BACKGROUND Combined type small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been reported to occur in, at most, 1% of all cases of SCLC. These tumours consist of SCLC with a component of squamous cell carcinoma and/or adenocarcinoma. The survival of patients with combined and pure SCLC after surgical resection was assessed. METHODS From 1977 to 1994 2115 patients with bronchogenic carcinoma underwent pulmonary resection. From this group 26 patients (1.2%) were diagnosed as having combined SCLC and 74 patients… CONTINUE READING