Should we continue to offer extrapleural pneumonectomy to selected mesothelioma patients? A single center experience comparing surgical and non-surgical management

Filippo Lococo, Mariette Baud, Antonio Bobbio, Jean-François Regnard, Marco Alifano

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Abstract

Malignant pleural mesothelioma remains an incurable disease for which the optimal therapeutic approach remains an extremely debated issue. Though not yet clearly defined, a subset of patients may benefit from a surgery-based multimodal treatment plan, beyond what would be expected with non-surgical therapies only. Indeed, despite some disappointing results on the feasibility of a multimodality treatment (chemotherapy+surgery and post-operative radiation therapy) based on a lung sacrificing surgery (extrapleural pleuropnemonectomy) have been recently reported, the question concerning the role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in selected mesothelioma patients is still unanswered. In the light of this, we have reviewed our monoinstitutional retrospective experience in the mesothelioma management, discussing on the role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in the multimodality treatment.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1127-1129
Numero di pagine3
RivistaJapanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume44
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Decortication
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleura
  • Pneumonectomy

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