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To the Editor.—
I congratulate Hendricks et al ("Seven-year 'Cure' of Lung Cancer with Metastasis to the Brain," 220:127, 1972) on their very fine presentation of an excellent clinical result. They chose wisely in publishing this report in a journal with large circulation and read by all disciplines of medical practice who might be called upon to see such a patient initially.For a long time, I have been urging my colleagues in neurosurgery to include such cases of removal of single or solitary metastatic lesions from the brain with good quality, long survival in widely read publications so that the information would be available to the primary care physicians. It is only by the realization that good results can be achieved in such situations that more cases of this type will be referred to neurosurgeons for evaluation and appropriate treatment.
Raskind R. Removal of Solitary Metastasis to the Brain. JAMA. 1972;221(1):87. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200140071029