Surgical management of lung metastases.

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Summary of "Surgical management of lung metastases."

Management of pulmonary metastases has evolved considerably over the last few decades but is still controversial. The surgical management of lung metastases is outlined, discussing the preoperative management, indications for surgery, the surgical approach and outcomes according to the primary histology.


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Name: British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005)
ISSN: 1750-8460
Pages: 192-198


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