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Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 57-60

Which Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients with Lung Metastases Should not Undergo Pulmonary Resection?

1Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital Rotterdam/Daniel den Hoed Cancer, Groene Hilledijk 301, Rotterdam 3075 EA, The Netherlands
2Department of Statistics, University Hospital Rotterdam/Daniel den Hoed Cancer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Using the second best method of meta-analysis it is significantly shown that patients with an interval of less than 7 months between diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma and lung surgery for metastases do not benefit.