Resection of pulmonary metastases has achieved a central role in the overall management of osteosarcoma, since a number of studies have demonstrated that salvage surgery is able to cure 20 to 40% of all relapsing patients. This paper presents the results of surgical management of 27 consecutive cases of pulmonary metastases from osteosarcoma, who underwent complete resection at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan between 1975 and 1986. In the present series, overall actuarial survival at 3 years from the first thoracotomy was 47%, with a median survival of 28 months and no operative mortality. Better results were observed in patients with single lesions (68% survival) or when the interval to lung metastases exceeded 12 months (60% survival). These data support the concept of pulmonary metastasectomy as effective salvage therapy for metastatic osteosarcomas whose distant spread is confined in the lungs.
|Titolo:||Lung resection as salvage treatment for metastatic osteosarcoma.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1988|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|