Surgery for skeletal metastases in lung cancer

  title={Surgery for skeletal metastases in lung cancer},
  author={R. Weiss and R. Wedin},
  journal={Acta Orthopaedica},
  pages={96 - 101}
  • R. Weiss, R. Wedin
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Acta Orthopaedica
  • 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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