Lung Cancer pp 89-98 | Cite as

Role of Surgery

  • N. L. Wright
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 92)


This subject may be introduced by considering the common histological types of bronchial carcinoma: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma (including alveolar cell carcinoma), undifferentiated types (including large cell anaplastic), and small cell carcinoma. One might then advance in respect of surgical treatment a simple rule of thumb: in squamous cell, adeno-, and undifferentiated carcinomas: operate; in small cell carcinoma: don’t operate.


Mediastinal Node Small Cell Carcinoma Pulmonary Resection Segmental Resection Undifferentiated Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. L. Wright
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  1. 1.Cardiac UnitSt. George’s HospitalLondonGreat Britain

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