Journal article

The Past, Present and Future of Pulmonary Metastasectomy: A Review Article

Francis Park-Yun Cheung, Naveed Zeb Alam, Gavin Michael Wright

ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY | MEDICAL TRIBUNE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Pulmonary metastases are a sign of advanced malignancy and an omen of poor prognosis. Once primary tumors metastasize, they become notoriously difficult to treat and interdisciplinary management often involves a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. Over the last 25 years, the emerging body of evidence has recognized the curative potential of pulmonary metastasectomy. Surgical resection of pulmonary metastases is now commonly considered for patients with controlled primary disease, absence of widely disseminated extrapulmonary disease, completely resectable lung metastases, sufficient cardiopulmonary reserve, and lack of a better alternative systemic therapy. Since the deve..

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