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The role of video-assisted thoracic surgery in pulmonary metastases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9515173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of VATS in the management of patients with isolated pulmonary metastases is clear when performed for diagnostic purposes. In those patients with metastases that are too small for needle biopsy, when needle biopsy has been unsuccessful, or when more tissue is necessary for analysis, a VATS wedge resection can be performed with a high degree of success and minimal morbidity or inconvenience. The value of VATS for therapeutic resection of pulmonary metastases has not been demonstrated. Ideally, multicenter trials could address this issue along with the many unanswered questions concerning the fundamental concept of resection of pulmonary metastases.
P F Ferson; R J Keenan; J D Luketich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest surgery clinics of North America     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1052-3359     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest Surg. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-30     Completed Date:  1998-04-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208495     Medline TA:  Chest Surg Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General
Biopsy, Needle
Endoscopy* / methods
Intubation, Intratracheal
Lung Neoplasms / pathology,  secondary*,  surgery
Multicenter Studies as Topic
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
Patient Selection
Pneumonectomy / methods
Surgical Staplers
Thoracoscopy* / methods
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