Role of Surgery
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.
KeywordsMediastinal Node Small Cell Carcinoma Pulmonary Resection Segmental Resection Undifferentiated Carcinoma
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