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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis as a prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of General Thoracic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8902, Japan, [email protected] , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of clinical oncology
1437-7772
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
2
Pages
266–273
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10147-013-0566-1
PMID: 23660786
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Histopathological evidence of IPF was a risk factor for postoperative mortality and poor long-term survival, especially in patients with stage I/II non-small cell lung cancer, with postoperative respiratory failure representing the major cause of death.

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