Article Abstract

Pulmonary metastasectomy: beyond the tip of the iceberg

Authors: Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari

Abstract

Pulmonary metastasectomy is one of the most common procedures undertaken by thoracic surgery departments worldwide. It is performed to treat lung metastases from primary malignancies with the goal of radically resecting all lung metastases disclosed by preoperative staging CT scan and by intraoperative manual palpation.