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Surg Today. 2008;38(2):150-3. doi: 10.1007/s00595-007-3577-6. Epub 2008 Feb 1.

Long-term survival after a surgical resection of pulmonary metastases from gastric cancer: report of a case.

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  • 1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Kanagawa Cancer Center, 1-1-2 Nakao, Asahi-ku, Yokohama, 241-0815, Japan.


We describe a patient who survived for a prolonged period after repeated resections of pulmonary metastases from gastric cancer. A 59-year-old man underwent a distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. A right middle lobectomy and a left lower lobectomy were performed for metastases from gastric cancer at 34 months and 82 months after the initial gastric resection, respectively. The patient died of cerebral infarction 65 months after the first lung resection, with no further relapse. To our knowledge, long-term survival after resection of pulmonary metastases from gastric cancer has only been reported in 3 patients previously. We herein review the literature and discuss the role of surgery in such patients.

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