Salvage lung resection after definitive radiation (>59 Gy) for non-small cell lung cancer: surgical and oncologic outcomes.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The Annals of thoracic surgery, Volume 86, Issue 5, p.1632-8; discussion 1638-9 (2008)


2008, Adult, Aged, Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Disease-Free Survival, Female, Humans, Lung Neoplasms, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Neoplasm Staging, Public Health Sciences Division, Research Trials Office Core Facility - Biostatistics Service, Retrospective Studies, Salvage Therapy, Shared Resources, Survival Rate, Treatment Outcome


Isolated local relapse occurs in 24% to 35% of patients after definitive chemoradiation for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Although originally considered inoperable, select patients are referred for surgical salvage. We describe a series of salvage lung resection after curative-intent radiation.