IL RUOLO DELLA CHIRURGIA NEL TRATTAMENTO DELLE METASTASI POLMONARI

Translated title of the contribution: Role of surgery in the treatment of pulmonary metastases

F. Massera, G. Rocco, C. Della Pona, G. Rossi, M. Robustellini, A. Rizzi

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Abstract

Surgical removal of metastases to the lung is indicated when control of the primary site is obtained. Eighty-seven patients with suspected pulmonary metastases were observed over a 10-year period. Definitive surgical trearment was provided in 47 patients (54%). No postoperative mortality was reported. Actuarial 5-years survival in the operated group was significantly better than in the non surgical group (27% vs 9%; p <0.05). Conservative resections had a more favorable prognostic outcome. Following pneumonectomy, a more rapid progression of the metastatic disease was observed. Tumor doubling-time, disease free survival, mediastinal nodal involvement, and number of metastases to the lung did not influence the prognosis. It is concluded that surgery of pulmonary metastases is related to long-term survival when there are no other foci of extrathoracic relapse and no recurrent disease ar the site of the primary.

Translated title of the contributionRole of surgery in the treatment of pulmonary metastases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)799-802
Number of pages4
JournalChirurgia
Volume6
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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  • Surgery

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    Massera, F., Rocco, G., Della Pona, C., Rossi, G., Robustellini, M., & Rizzi, A. (1993). IL RUOLO DELLA CHIRURGIA NEL TRATTAMENTO DELLE METASTASI POLMONARI. Chirurgia, 6(12), 799-802.