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August 23, 1952

PULMONARY RESECTION FOR METASTASIS FROM CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG: REPORT OF A CASE

JAMA. 1952;149(17):1545-1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.72930340004009b
Abstract

In a recent summary of the literature concerning pulmonary resection for metastatic malignant lesions, Seiler, Clagett, and McDonald1 found 68 cases recorded up to 1950. In the 63 cases in which the type of the primary tumor was mentioned, the most frequently occurring types were carcinoma of the large bowel (11 cases), fibrosarcoma (9 cases), hypernephroma (8 cases), and carcinoma of the ovary (5 cases). In the entire series there were no cases reported of pulmonary resection for metastasis from the lung as the primary site of the tumor. The fact that this has not been done is not because of the rarity of this type of extension. Ochsner and DeBakey2 list the lungs as the fourth commonest site of extension from primary carcinoma of the lung. In a summary of 3,047 cases of carcinoma of the lung collected from the literature in 1942, they found that lymph

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