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Surgical treatment of pulmonary metastases
  1. G. M. Rees,
  2. W. P. Cleland
  1. Department of Surgery, Brompton Hospital, London S.W.3

    Abstract

    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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