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Lung resection in high risk patients

From Thoracic surgery news.com :

in a recent article by Dr. Andrea S. Wolf, she examined outcomes in two groups of patients diagnosed with stage 1A nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) – 66 patients deemed high risk due to elderly age, poor lung function (or both) matched with 158 patients considered to be low risk surgically.

Results were surprising, for several reasons, – with no surgical mortality in either group.  The long-term survival rate of the high risk group was also surprisingly good (but less than the matched group) – 58% were alive five years after surgery.

Dr. Wolf and her associates from Brigham & Women’s also presented these results at the 37th annual meeting of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association this summer.

 

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About K Eckland

World of Thoracic Surgery is a blog about the work, research, and practices of thoracic surgeons around the world. It includes case studies, [sometimes] dry research, interviews with thoracic surgeons along with patient perspectives, and feedback.

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