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Li G.-Y.,Hebei Jingxian Peoples Hospital | Pan R.,Hebei Jingxian Peoples Hospital | Zhang B.-J.,Shandong Cancer Hospital
Chinese Journal of Cancer Prevention and Treatment | Year: 2011

OBJECTIVE: To detect the efficacy and probable prognostic factors of surgical resection of pulmonary metastasis from colorectal cancer. METHODS: Clinical data and outcomes of 79 colorectal patients with pulmonary metastasis undergone pulmonary metastasectomy were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Median follow-up time was 52.0 months. The median overall survival time was 36.0 months. Five-year survival rate was 35.1%. Totally 29 patients died of tumor progression. Twenty-seven patients were survival including survival with tumor (18 cases) and without tumor (9 cases). One patient was still alive without tumor for 159 months. Univariate analysis revealed that disease free interval(DFI) was a prognostic risk factor (P=0.036), while gender, age primary tumor site, pulmonary metastasis size and location, surgical procedure, pre-surgical CEA level, re-metastasectomy did not show influence on the survival time after pulmonary metastasectomy. CONCLUSIONS: For some selected patients with indication, pulmonary metastasectomy may be a potential curative method. DFI may be associated with the prognosis after pulmonary metastasectomy.

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