Based on a large single-center follow-up database, we evaluated the long-term results after curative resection of pulmonary metastases from renal cancer. During a 20-year period, 105 patients underwent a total of 150 resections with curative-intention. Hospital mortality was 0.95%, 5- and 10-year survival rates were 40% and 33%, respectively. Significant prognostic relevance was shown for complete pulmonary resection, lymph node involvement upon primary resection as well as size of the resected lung metastasis. Our findings of low perioperative morbidity and mortality rates lead us to propose that in patients without additional metastases curative resection of pulmonary lesions should be considered. Moreover, recurrent pulmonary metastases should also be considered for surgical treatment since resection for cure significantly improves survival in these patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surgical treatment of pulmonary metastases from renal cancer|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Urologe - Ausgabe A|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Apr 2003|
- Lung metastases
- Prognostic factors
- Renal cell carcinoma