Skip to main content

Table 2 Characteristics of the surgical procedures (n = 24)

From: Survival and prognostic factors in patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy for lung metastases from retroperitoneal sarcoma

Variables Results
Surgical approach at the first PM
 Open 7 (29.2%)
 Mini-thoracotomy 13 (54.2%)
 VATS 4 (16.7%)
Type of resection at the first PM
 Lobectomy 1 (4.2%)
 Segmentectomy 6 (25.0%)
 Wedge resection 17 (70.8%)
Size of the largest resected tumor (mm)
 Median (range) 18 (6–75)
Maximum number of resected tumors per intervention
 Median (range) 5 (1–21)
Total number of resected tumors in the study period
 Median (range) 6 (1–42)
 1-5 7 (29.2%)
 6-10 10 (41.7%)
 11 ≤ 7 (29.2%)
Complete resection
 Yes 20 (83.3%)
 No 4 (16.7%)
Repeated resection
 Yes 15 (62.5%)
 No 9 (37.5%)
Frequency of PM
 Median (range) 2 (1–8)
  1. VATS Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, PM Pulmonary metastasectomy