Indications and approach to surgical resection of lung metastases

Jussuf T. Kaifi, Niraj J. Gusani, Isabelle Deshaies, Eric T. Kimchi, Michael F. Reed, Rickhesvar Mahraj, Kevin F. Staveley-O'Carroll

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Abstract

Pulmonary metastasectomy is a curative option for selected patients with cancer spread to the lungs. Complete surgical removal of pulmonary metastases can improve survival and is recommended under certain criteria. Specific issues that require consideration in a multidisciplinary setting when planning pulmonary metastasectomy include: adherence to established indications for resection, the surgical strategy including the use of minimally invasive techniques, pulmonary parenchyma preservation, and the role of lymphadenectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume102
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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