Journal article

Pulmonary metastasectomy: analysis of survival and prognostic factors in 243 patients

Francis Cheung, Naveed Alam, Gavin Wright

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pulmonary metastases are a sign of advanced malignant disease. Interdisciplinary management of metastatic cancer mandates the consideration of all treatment options, and in selected patients pulmonary metastasectomy can be performed with curative intent. This study aims to analyze the prognostic factors associated with survival and optimize the selection of surgical candidates. The sarcoma subset analysis aims to examine the role of multiple repeat resections for pulmonary metastatic recurrence. METHODS: A total of 243 patients were analyzed in this retrospective cohort study. Overall survival was estimated using Kaplan-Meier analysis. Univariate analyses with log-rank tests and ..

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