extrapleural pneumonectomy


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extrapleural pneumonectomy

Surgery that removes a lung, the adjacent pleural and the pericardium. It is used as a treatment for malignant mesothelioma.
See also: pneumonectomy
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In the past, this kind of cancer left patients with few treatment options," said David Sugarbaker, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at BWH, and a pioneer in extrapleural pneumonectomy technique.
Mesothelioma experts now agree that extrapleural pneumonectomy, which involves removal of the lung and surrounding diseased tissues, does not have a place in treatment of patients with this asbestos-related problem.
His other areas of expertise include minimally invasive thoracic surgery (thoracoscopy); VATS lobectomy; lung cancer screening; tracheobronchial resection; extrapleural pneumonectomy for mesothelioma; intraoperative chemotherapy; lymph-node mapping; esophageal cancer, and Belsey repair.