What Are the Considerations in the Surgical Approach in Pulmonary Metastasectomy?


Molnar T. F. , GEBİTEKİN C. , Turna A.

JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY, vol.5, no.6, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/jto.0b013e3181dcf62c
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY

Abstract

There are four matters of uncertainty considered in this working group report, which are distilled into four clinical questions: (1) What is the evidence for the need for palpation of the lung in modern era of imaging? (2) Is there evidence of a difference in outcome for an open versus a closed approach? (3) Is there evidence of a difference in outcome for an initial policy of bilateral versus unilateral exploration? (4) In patients with known bilateral disease, is there a difference in outcome with a simultaneous versus a staged approach?