Surgical treatment for pulmonary metastasis from submandibular gland cancer

H. Ishihama, S. Kobayashi, Y. Ikeda, K. Sugita, H. Umezu, M. Tamura, S. Nagai, S. Miyoshi

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We reviewed surgical result of 5 patients with pulmonary metastasis from submandibular gland cancer. Pathological diagnosis was adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2 patients, carcinoma in pleomorphic adenoma in 1, epidermoid carcinoma in 1, and mucoepidermoid tumor in 1. Disease free interval from resection of the primary lesion to diagnosis of pulmonary metastasis was ranging from 7 to 76 months. Lobectomy was performed in 2 patients and partial lung resection in 3. Three patients died of tumor recurrence 12 to 28 months after lung resection and 2 patients with a single metastatic lesion have survived as long as 42 and 150 months after the operation. This study suggests that surgical treatment may be effective for pulmonary metastasis, especially for a single metastatic lesion, from submandibular gland cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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