SURGICAL APPROACH TO COLORECTAL CANCER PULMONARY METASTASIS – ONE-YEAR EXPERIENCE OF A REFERENCE CENTER
Introduction: Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy, being associated with metastatic disease in 50% of cases. The lung is the second organ most affected by metastasis in colorectal cancer. In this study, we aim to review the cases submitted to resection of pulmonary colorectal metastasis at Hospital Pulido Valente, comprised in the period from the 1st of January to the 31st of December 2017.
Methods: Retrospective analysis. Data were collected from clinical records.
Results: There were 21 patients operated during this period, with a total of 22 surgeries performed, all with curative intent. Data were collected regarding age, gender, site of primary tumour, number of resected lesions, surgical approach, performed procedure, disease-free interval, presence of bilateral disease and existence of extra-pulmonary metastasis.
Conclusion: Lung metastases are frequent in colorectal cancer. Pulmonary metastasectomy is currently accepted as a potentially curative therapy as part of a multimodal approach to metastatic colorectal cancer.
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