Considering a series of twelve patients operated on at the General Surgical Clinic of the University of Pavia, the authors discuss the results of surgical therapy of pulmonary metastases from breast cancer. According to literature data their results are not so good with a 5-year survival rate of 11%. Nevertheless, selected series of patients have been reported with a 5-year survival rate of 43% after pulmonary resection. So, by a careful selection of the indications the possibility of a surgical treatment would not be eliminated. After breast cancer exeresis it is certain that surgery is the best treatment for a solitary pulmonary nodule when there is some doubt about the diagnosis of primary or secondary lung cancer.
|Translated title of the contribution||About the surgical treatment of Breast's cancer lung metastases. Personal contribution and considerations on the experience of current literature|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annali Italiani di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1996|
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