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Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2004 Jul;13(3):429-53, viii.

Surgical palliation of thoracic malignancies.

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Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA.

Abstract

Primary and metastatic thoracic malignancies are often incurable. Surgeons caring for these patients must be familiar with the options,indications, techniques, and limitations of interventions for palliative treatments in these patients. This article is an overview of the current practices for palliation of a broad spectrum of complaints relating to patients with carcinomas of the lung, esophagus,and mesothelium. The information can be used for treatment of patients with complaints secondary to less common malignancies and metastatic disease of the thorax.

PMID:
15236727
DOI:
10.1016/j.soc.2004.03.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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