Ablative Approaches for Pulmonary Metastases.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Pulmonary metastases are common in patients with cancer for which surgery is considered a standard approach in appropriately selected patients. A number of patients are not candidates for surgery due to a medical comorbidities or the extent of surgery required. For these patients, noninvasive or minimally invasive approaches to ablate pulmonary metastases are potential treatment strategies. This article summarizes the rationale and outcomes for non-surgical treatment approaches, including radiotherapy, radiofrequency and microwave ablation, for pulmonary metastases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Boyer, MJ; Ricardi, U; Ball, D; Salama, JK

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 19 - 34

PubMed ID

  • 26611507

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5069

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2015.09.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States