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Children 2019, 6(1), 6;

Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Pediatric Solid Tumors

Pediatric Surgical Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Received: 2 December 2018 / Revised: 24 December 2018 / Accepted: 24 December 2018 / Published: 8 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric Surgical Oncology)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric lung metastases; pediatric solid tumors; pulmonary metastasectomy; management of lung metastases pediatric lung metastases; pediatric solid tumors; pulmonary metastasectomy; management of lung metastases
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Croteau, N.J.; Heaton, T.E. Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Pediatric Solid Tumors. Children 2019, 6, 6.

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