Pulmonary metastasectomy in pediatric solid tumors Journal Article

Authors: Croteau, N. J.; Heaton, T. E.
Article Title: Pulmonary metastasectomy in pediatric solid tumors
Abstract: Metastatic disease and the complications of treating metastatic disease are the primary causes of mortality in children with solid malignancies. Nearly 25% of children with solid tumors have metastatic disease at initial diagnosis and another 20% develop metastases during or after treatment. The most common location of these metastases is the lung. The role of surgery in metastatic disease depends greatly on the histology of the primary. In general, tumors that are refractory to adjuvant therapies are most appropriate for pulmonary metastasectomy. This article will summarize the indications for metastasectomy in pediatric solid tumors and discuss the ongoing debate over the technique of metastasectomy in osteosarcoma.
Keywords: lung; surgical resection; metastases; synovial sarcoma; sarcomas; metastasectomy; long-term survival; prognostic-factors; computed-tomography; wilms-tumor; soft-tissue; pulmonary; adrenal-cortical carcinoma; pediatric solid tumors; metastatic osteogenic-sarcoma; pediatric lung metastases; management of lung metastases
Journal Title: Children
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
ISSN: 2227-9067
Publisher: MDPI  
Date Published: 2019-01-08
Start Page: 6
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000457393300002
DOI: 10.3390/children6010006
PMCID: PMC6352020
PUBMED: 30626161
Notes: Source: Wos
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