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The Treatment of Bronchial Neoplasms

Jerome R. Head, M.D.
JAMA. 1960;173(1):120-121. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020190122035.
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The authors of this monograph are a group of thoracic surgeons who have been the major contributors to the development of surgical techniques for resection and suture of the bronchus without necessitating removal of the distal lung tissue. These bronchoplastic procedures used in the treatment of traumatic injuries to the bronchus and in bronchial stenosis have been dramatic in the preservation of lung tissue and, in many instances, life. Interest in the book centers around the application of these procedures in the treatment of bronchial neoplasms. Material for this work is drawn from the surgical practice of the group. Treatment is presented in its entirety, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and terminal care of the cancer patient. From this broad approach the relative role of bronchoplastic procedures is apparent. It is the surgeon's concern for the comfort and quality of survival of his patients that gives these techniques significance in


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