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Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 40  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 85 - 89

A Case of Long-term Survival after Surgical Resection of Solitary Pulmonary Metastasis from Gastric Cancer

C Tanai, T Hamaguchi, S. i Watanabe, H Katai, N Tochigi and Y. Shimada    


We describe a 60-year-old male patient who survived for a long period after pulmonary metastasectomy for gastric cancer. The patient initially underwent distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Seventeen months after the gastrectomy, surgical resection of solitary pulmonary metastasis was performed and following resection, the patient has survived without relapse for more than 5 years. Carefully selected patients have a good chance of benefiting from pulmonary metastasectomy for gastric cancer.

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