Article Abstract

Pulmonary metastasectomy in uterine malignancy: outcomes and prognostic factors

Authors: Rocco Bilancia, Marco Nardini, David Waller


etastatic uterine cancer is a form of systemic disease. As for other solid tumours, it is advocated by some authors that in selected patients, lung metastasectomy may play a role in long-term disease control. The practice of lung metastasectomy is however open to criticism as there is lack of convincing evidence, and over-encouraging outcomes may be attributed to intrinsic selection bias. The case of metastatic uterine tumours is reviewed in the light of the available literature, in order to identify common patterns and prognostic factors that may influence and determine an individualised and informed patient decision.