Surgical intervention for pulmonary metastases.

@article{Pfannschmidt2012SurgicalIF,
  title={Surgical intervention for pulmonary metastases.},
  author={Joachim Pfannschmidt and Gertlinde Egerer and Marc Bischof and Michael Thomas and Hendrik Dienemann},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 40},
  pages={
          645-51
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Autopsy studies of persons who died of cancer have shown the lungs to be the sole site of metastasis in about 20% of cases. The resection of pulmonary metastases is indicated for palliative purposes if they contain a large volume of necrotic tumor, infiltrate the thoracic wall to produce pain, or cause hemoptysis or retention pneumonia. Metastasectomy with curative intent may be indicated for carefully selected patients. METHODS This review is based on a selective search of the… CONTINUE READING

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