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  • PROGNOSTIC-SIGNIFICANCE OF COMPLETE SURGICAL RESECTION OF PULMONARY METASTASES IN PATIENTS WITH OSTEOGENIC-SARCOMA - ANALYSIS OF 32 PATIENTS JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Goorin, A. M., DELOREY, M. J., Lack, E. E., Gelber, R. D., Price, K., Cassady, J. R., Levey, R., Tapper, D., Jaffe, N., Link, M., Abelson, H. T. 1984; 2 (5): 425-431

    Abstract:

    Between 1972 and 1981, 93 patients with extremity osteogenic sarcoma without detectable metastatic disease were treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. Fifty-two patients remain continuously free of disease. Thirty-two of the 41 patients who relapsed had pulmonary metastases only and 26 underwent thoracotomy to remove all metastatic disease. Complete resection was possible in 11 of 26 patients as defined by the removal of all macroscopic disease, no microscopic disease at resection margins, and no histologic evidence of pleural disruption by tumor. Nine of 11 patients are currently free of disease with a median duration of most recent remission of 42 months (range, 3-72 months). Four of these nine patients have had only one relapse. Only two of 15 patients with incomplete resection of metastatic disease defined by the above criteria are currently free of disease for 57 and 101 months. A significant difference in survival from initial relapse for patients made surgically free of disease using this stringent criteria was observed even when the result is stratified for time to first relapse and number of pulmonary nodules (p = 0.005). A subgroup of patients within the group undergoing thoracotomies who can be expected to have an improved survival has been defined.

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    View details for PubMedID 6587016

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