Surgery for lung metastases in Ewing's sarcoma of bone

Antonio Bricoli, M. Rocca, S. Ferrari, M. Mercuri, C. Ferrari, G. Bacci

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Abstract

The addition of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to local treatment for Ewing's sarcoma of bone (ES) significantly bettered its prognosis. Nonetheless, although with no signs of local recurrence some patients still relapse with lung metastases. These patients are generally treated with non-surgical procedures. The few reports in literature on surgical resection of metachronous pulmonary metastases do not allow any conclusions. This study aims to report the results achieved in 24 Ewing's sarcoma patients who relapsed only with lung metastases, and no local recurrence, treated with surgery at the authors' institution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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Keywords

  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Lung metastases
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery

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