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September - December 2004: 
Volume 17, Issue 3

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Operability and resectability in lung cancer.
Abstract
Operability and resectability constitute a guide to the therapeutic options in lung cancer. Operability is determined by various preoperative test parameters, of which spirometry is of utmost importance. Resectability is dependent on tumor stage. The latter requires a host of investigative procedures, of which computed tomographic scanning is paramount. The multidisciplinary team approach is central in achieving an efficient therapeutic strategy as well as meeting patients’ preferences. Pneumon 2004, 17(3):289-296.