Medical Practice

Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Metastases from Testicular Tumours

Br Med J 1971; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5772.467 (Published 21 August 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;3:467
  1. G. M. Rees,
  2. W. P. Cleland

    Abstract

    Isolated pulmonary metastases from testicular tumours were treated by surgery in nine patients. Six are alive and well with no clinical evidence of recurrence. Three of the survivors were operated on more than 10 years ago. Surgical treatment should be considered in such patients, particularly as the metastases are often solitary and may be better differentiated histologically than the primary tumour. Mortality and morbidity rates after thoracotomy are minimal.

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