Adoption of pleurectomy and decortication for malignant mesothelioma leads to similar survival as extrapleural pneumonectomy


BATIREL H. F. , METİNTAŞ M., Caglar H. B. , AK G., YUMUK P. F. , YILDIZELİ B. , ...More

JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.151, no.2, pp.478-484, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.09.121
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.478-484
  • Keywords: malignant pleural mesothelioma, extrapleural pneumonectomy, pleurectomy, decortication, LONG-TERM SURVIVAL, PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA, INTERNATIONAL MESOTHELIOMA, TRIMODALITY THERAPY, RADICAL PLEURECTOMY, SURGERY, PLEURECTOMY/DECORTICATION, CHEMOTHERAPY, MANAGEMENT, MARS

Abstract

Objective: We changed our surgical approach to malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in August 2011 and adopted pleurectomy and decortication (PD) instead of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). In this study, we analyzed our perioperative and survival results during the 2 periods.