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Chirurgia 2004 February;17(1):1-6

language: Italian

Lung metastases from kidney bone and colon-rectum cancer. Results of surgical treatment and comparative analysis

Crisci C., Janni A., Ugolini D., Boddi V., Politi L., Andreani M., Salani A., Vassallo M., Crisci A., Ponchietti L., Montinaro F.


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Personal experience in the surgical treatment of lung metastases from bone, kidney and colon-rectum cancer is reviewed. The clinical, pathological and disease data/variables are analyzed (age, sex, stage of the primary tumor, location, number and size of lung metastases, time to disease recurrence, adjuvant therapy) of 57 patients operated on between 1993 and 2002 and correlated with overall survival data in order to assess the actual efficacy of the surgical approach in terms of prognosis. In case of metastatic kidney cancer overall survival turned out to be statistically correlated with metastatic tumor size and time of disease recurrence. Fifty percent of the patients affected by secondary pulmonary lesions from colon-rectum cancer showed some sort of respiratory symptoms as clinical presentation. Lung metastases from bone cancer showed the most aggressive behaviour.

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