Preoperative Evaluation and Indications for Pulmonary Metastasectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Most patients with pulmonary metastases will not be candidates for pulmonary metastasectomy. Preoperative evaluation determines whether a patient is both fit enough for surgery and has disease that is actually resectable. Both components are necessary for patients who undergo resection with curative intent. In general, to be considered for pulmonary metastasectomy, patients must fit the following criteria: the primary disease site and any extrathoracic disease are both controlled; complete resection of pulmonary involvement is achievable with adequate pulmonary reserve; and there are no effective medical therapies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erhunmwunsee, L; Tong, BC

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 7 - 12

PubMed ID

  • 26611505

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5142629

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5069

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2015.09.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States