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Long-Term Outcome after En Bloc Resection of Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Invading the Pulmonary Sulcus and Spine
This article describes outcomes of en bloc resection of superior sulcus tumors invading the spine in 48 pts from multiple centers operated on during a 22 year period. Most pts received induction chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Complete resection was achieved in 88%, and 5-year survival was 61%. Surgical mortality was 6%. The primary determinant of survival was complete response to induction therapy.