After surgical exeresis of pulmonary metastases from colorectal carcinoma the 5-year survival rate is 30% vs 5% in non treated patients. Postoperative survival is longer for patients with a primary rectal cancer. Single pulmonary metastatic lesions, negative ilar and mediastinal lymph nodes, and Dukes' stages A and B are favourable prognostic criteria. The authors review literature's data and report and analyze their clinical observations.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surgical treatment of pulmonary metastases in colorectal carcinoma|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annali Italiani di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1995|
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