Surgery for pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer: the importance of prethoracotomy serum carcinoembryonic antigen as an indicator of prognosis.

@article{Higashiyama2003SurgeryFP,
  title={Surgery for pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer: the importance of prethoracotomy serum carcinoembryonic antigen as an indicator of prognosis.},
  author={Masahiko Higashiyama and Ken Kodama and Naozumi Higaki and K. Takami and Kohei Murata and Masao Kameyama and Hideoki Yokouchi},
  journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={289-96}
}
OBJECTIVE Several investigators have analyzed prognostic factors of surgical treatment for pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer, but the results remain inconclusive. This study was performed to determine the prognostic implications of the prethoracotomy serum level of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in relation to the postthoracotomy recurrent pattern among patients with this disease. METHODS A retrospective analysis of prognostic factors was undertaken in 100 patients who had… CONTINUE READING
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