Cancer Science & Therapy

ISSN: 1948-5956

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Kanthan SC


  • Research Article
    Uncommon Pulmonary Metastases and Metastasectomy: A Review
    Author(s): Rani Kanthan, Senger JL and Kanthan SCRani Kanthan, Senger JL and Kanthan SC

    Background: The development of pulmonary metastases is a critical step in oncology management as it is a major determinant of survival for patients with cancer. Primaries that commonly metastasize to the lung arise from breast, head/neck, and the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to review the pathobiogenesis of pulmonary metastases and the evolution of curative pulmonary metastasectomy as reported in the literature in addition to analyzing in detail uncommon pulmonary metastatic lesions received over a period of 14 years.   Design: The indexed uncommon pulmonary metastases were reviewed and analyzed in detail. A 14-year (1996-2010) computer-based review using the Laboratory-Information-System was conducted in our laboratory. Results were categorized based on age, sex, and primary sites of origin with special emphasi.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/1948-5956.S11-001

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