Isolated pulmonary metastases from many primary sources were treated by surgery in 37 patients. Twenty-one per cent of those with carcinomas and 16% of those with sarcomas survived for five years. Twenty-four patients are now dead, 21 from generalized tumour dissemination. Occasional long-term survivals were obtained which, when related to the low mortality and morbidity attending thoracotomy, make this form of therapy worthy of consideration in selected cases.
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