Less than 10% of patients at autopsy have metastatic disease confined to the lungs.
Endobronchial lesions are always primary lung tumors.
CT scan can underestimate the number of malignant nodules by up to 75%.
A solitary lesion is more likely to be metastatic if the primary tumor is breast carcinoma.
Percutaneous biopsy should be performed in order to plan operative management.
Question 2: Which of the following statements is true regarding results after resection of pulmonary metastases?
Partial resection of extensive pulmonary metastatic disease can improve survival.
Disease-free interval has not been shown to have prognostic value for survival.
Patients with a greater number of metastatic nodules have poorer survival..
CEA levels do not affect 5-year survival after resection of metastatic colon carcinoma.
Metastatic head and neck cancers have poor outcome after pulmonary resection.