metastasectomy

metastasectomy

/me·tas·ta·sec·to·my/ (mĕ-tas″tah-sek´tah-me) excision of one or more metastases.

metastasectomy

The surgical excision of one or more foci of metastatic malignancy. Because lymphoproliferative neoplasms (e.g., lymphomas) are often ab initio multifocal and do not respond well to excision, metastasectomy is used for carcinoma, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma and other solid tumours.

metastasectomy

Oncology The surgical excision of one or more foci of metastatic malignancy Note Because lymphoproliferative neoplasms–eg, lymphomas are ab initio multifocal, metastasectomy is used for carcinoma, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma and other solid cancers

metastasectomy

(mĕ-tăs″tă-sĕk′tă-mē) [″ + ″]
Surgical removal of cancerous growths that have spread from the original tumor to other locations around the body.
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Title: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, binational, phase II trial of immunotherapy with L-BLP25 (tecemotide) in patients with colorectal carcinoma following R0/R1 hepatic metastasectomy.
In patients with DTC complicated with bone metastases, treatment modalities should include total thyroidectomy, metastasectomy -if possible-, RAI therapy, and external radiation therapy (8).
PET has been shown to be more sensitive than conventional imaging for detecting extrahepatic metastatic disease in patients considered for liver metastasectomy, and has the potential to alter treatment in up to 27% of patients.
Is there a role for pulmonary metastasectomy with a curative intent in patients with metastatic urinary transitional cell carcinoma?
Surgical treatment such as metastasectomy and pulmonary paranchimal repair and intraoperatively chemical pleurodesis would be required (Tur Toraks Der 2011; 12: 81-3)
On July of 2007, new metastases in the right liver lobe were found and a liver metastasectomy followed.
When a metastasis is limited to the lung in an asymptomatic patient with no locoregional recurrence, metastasectomy might provide some long-term benefit, although we cannot know for certain.
Of the 213 patients (89%) who did not require any direct management of their primary, 47 (20%) underwent elective resection at the time of metastasectomy and 8 (3%) during laparotomy for hepatic artery infusion pump placement.
For stage IV disease, the NCCN continues to favor nephrectomy plus surgical metastasectomy as the primary treatment for potentially surgically resectable solitary metastatic lesions, with or without the presence of a solitary renal mass.
The patient subsequently underwent a thoracotomy and pulmonary metastasectomy.
As his performance status was good, following the nephrectomy and metastasectomy he was treated with combination immunotherapy of interferon-alpha (IFN-[alpha]) and interleukin-2 (IL-2).