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Simultaneous thoraco-cranial operation for the treatment of lung cancer with brain metastases

  • Chen Jian 
  • Liu Daokun 
  • Liu Junhua 
  • Shi Zhongqi 
Clinical Observations

Abstract

We performed simultaneous one-stage thoracic-cranial surgery on ten cases of lung cancer with brain metastases during the period of 1990 to 1994. Surgical mortality was 0% with low morbidity. By the end of the follow-up in February 1995, 4 patients died, with a mean survival of 8.25 months; and 6 patients survived, with a mean survival of 16 months and the longest one being approximately 36 months. Our results showed that, if patient’s general condition permits, simultaneous one-stage thoraco-cranial operation is feasible for the treatment of lung cancer involved the periphery with solitary intracranial metastasis. Postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy is indicated to achieve better results.

Key words

Lung cancer Brain metastases Surgery 

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Copyright information

© Chinese Journal Of Cancer Research 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Jian 
    • 1
  • Liu Daokun 
    • 1
  • Liu Junhua 
    • 1
  • Shi Zhongqi 
    • 1
  1. 1.Affiliated HospitalNantong Medical CollegeNantong

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