Surgical treatments for multiple primary adenocarcinoma of the lung.

  title={Surgical treatments for multiple primary adenocarcinoma of the lung.},
  author={Masao Nakata and Shigeki Sawada and Motohiro Yamashita and Hideyuki Saeki and Akira Kurita and Shigemitsu Takashima and Kazuo Tanemoto},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={78 4},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify the clinical characteristics of multiple primary adenocarcinomas and to evaluate the efficacy of surgical treatments. METHODS Three-hundred sixty-nine patients who underwent pulmonary resection for adenocarcinoma from January 1994 to December 2002 were reviewed. RESULTS Thirty-one patients (8.4%) were determined to have multiple primary adenocarcinomas that could be detected on chest x-rays or computed tomography (CT). Twenty-six patients… CONTINUE READING
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