La Chirurgia delle metastasi polmonari di melanoma

Translated title of the contribution: Surgery in lung metastasis of melanoma

G. Morone, F. Meriggi, E. Forni

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Abstract

Melanoma is considered one of the most lethal cancers and surgical therapy of its pulmonary metastases is rarely indicated. The only hope for a successful surgical treatment of secondaries from melanoma is a radical resection. Considering the very frequent multiorgan involvement of melanoma metastases, surgery is usually possible in less than 5% of cases. Nevertheless, in selected cases without lymphonodal involvement a 5-year survival rate of 31 % has been reported. In any way, it must be remembered that about 10% of lung tumours thought to be metastases are primary cancers. In this occurrence surgery could be a rescuing solution. So, a pulmonary resection is always imperative when some diagnostic doubt exists.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalAnnali Italiani di Chirurgia
Volume69
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998

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Melanoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Lung
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery

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La Chirurgia delle metastasi polmonari di melanoma. / Morone, G.; Meriggi, F.; Forni, E.

In: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia, Vol. 69, No. 4, 07.1998, p. 461-464.

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Morone, G, Meriggi, F & Forni, E 1998, 'La Chirurgia delle metastasi polmonari di melanoma', Annali Italiani di Chirurgia, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 461-464.
Morone, G. ; Meriggi, F. ; Forni, E. / La Chirurgia delle metastasi polmonari di melanoma. In: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia. 1998 ; Vol. 69, No. 4. pp. 461-464.
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