Extrapleural pneumonectomy versus pleurectomy/decortication in the surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma: Results in 663 patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleura
  • Pleural Neoplasms
  • Pneumonectomy

abstract

  • Patients who underwent pleurectomy/decortication had a better survival than those who underwent extrapleural pneumonectomy; however, the reasons are multifactorial and subject to selection bias. At present, the choice of resection should be tailored to the extent of disease, patient comorbidities, and type of multimodality therapy planned.

publication date

  • March 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.10.054

PubMed ID

  • 18329481

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 620

end page

  • 6, 626.e1-3

volume

  • 135

number

  • 3