Surgery for skeletal metastases in lung cancer

@inproceedings{Weiss2011SurgeryFS,
  title={Surgery for skeletal metastases in lung cancer},
  author={Rudiger J Weiss and Rikard Wedin},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Most lung cancer patients with skeletal metastases have a short survival and it is difficult to identify those patients who will benefit from palliative surgery. We report complication and survival rates in a consecutive series of lung cancer patients who were operated for symptomatic skeletal metastases. METHODS This study was based on data recorded in the Karolinska Skeletal Metastasis Register. The study period was 1987-2006. We identified 98 lung cancer patients (52… CONTINUE READING
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