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Lancet Oncol. 2006 Dec;7(12):997-1005.

Management of Pancoast tumours.

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Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA. ruschv@mskcc.org

Abstract

Non-small-cell lung carcinomas of the superior sulcus, frequently termed Pancoast tumours, are some of the most challenging thoracic malignant diseases to treat because of their proximity to vital structures at the thoracic inlet. Originally deemed universally fatal, Pancoast tumours are now amenable to curative treatment because of improvements in combined modality therapy and development of new techniques for resection. This review includes discussion of anatomical considerations, initial assessment, multimodality treatment, and surgical approaches for these cancers.

PMID:
17138221
DOI:
10.1016/S1470-2045(06)70974-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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