Computed tomographic scan of the chest underestimates the number of metastatic lesions in osteosarcoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bone Neoplasms
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Even in the era of modern CT scanning, only a very rough correlation exists between CT findings and the number of lesions identified at thoracotomy. In more than one third of thoracotomies in our series, metastases would have been missed by any tactic besides manual palpation of the lung during open thoracotomy. Minimal access procedures should not be the approach of choice if the goal is resection of all pulmonary metastases in osteosarcoma.

publication date

  • January 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.10.024

PubMed ID

  • 16410133

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 200

end page

  • 6; discussion 200-6

volume

  • 41

number

  • 1