Survival with residual tumor on the bronchial margin after resection for bronchogenic carcinoma.

  title={Survival with residual tumor on the bronchial margin after resection for bronchogenic carcinoma.},
  author={A S Soorae and Hamish Stevenson},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={78 2},
Sixty-four (14.7 percent) of 434 consecutive patients having pulmonary resection for bronchogenic carcinoma were found to have microscopic residual tumor on the cut margins of the resected specimens. These subjects were further subdivided histologically into those with direct extension of the tumor (34 patients), lymphatic permeation (14 patients), clumps of cancer cells in parabronchial tissues (six patients), and the presence of carcinoma in situ change (10 patients). Bronchopleural fistulas… CONTINUE READING


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