The role of thoracotomy in managing postchemotherapy residual thoracic masses in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumours.

@article{McGuire2003TheRO,
  title={The role of thoracotomy in managing postchemotherapy residual thoracic masses in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumours.},
  author={Michael S. McGuire and Farhang Rabbani and Hesam Farivar Mohseni and Manjit Bains and Robert J Motzer and Joel Sheinfeld},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={469-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical outcome and identify prognostic variables in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumours undergoing postchemotherapy thoracotomy for residual masses, as the role of this procedure is controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 385 patients who underwent postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissections between 1988 and 1998, 105 also had 130 thoracotomies. The clinical presentation, chemotherapy regimens, marker status, primary tumour histology… CONTINUE READING