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Surgery for pulmonary metastases 

Surgery for pulmonary metastases
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Surgery for pulmonary metastases
Author(s):

Ian S. Morgan

and David R. Ferry

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199590209.003.0010
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date: 22 September 2020

Pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer is practiced widely but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking

A multidisciplinary team approach is recommended to select cases who may benefit from intervention

Patients who fall within the zone of uncertainty should be entered into a clinical trial

Surgical management should aim to remove all metastatic disease whilst preserving lung parenchyma

Five year survival following metastasectomy is over 40% in selected cases.

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