pleuropneumonectomy

pleur·o·pneu·mo·nec·to·my

(plūr'ō-nū'mō-nek'tŏ-mē),
Surgical resection of an entire lung along with the parietal pleura; formerly used mainly for destroyed lung due to tuberculosis; currently, a method of treating malignant mesothelioma.

pleur·o·pneu·mo·nec·to·my

(plūr'ō-nū'mō-nek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical resection of an entire lung along with the parietal pleura; formerly used mainly for lung(s) destroyed due to tuberculosis; currently, a method of treating malignant mesothelioma
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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the chest wall developing after pleuropneumonectomy performed for tuberculous pyothorax: Report of an unusual case.
Pleuropneumonectomy, with or without resection of adjacent involved tissues, may offer good treatment results.
Since contracting mesothelioma she has had to give up work and has had several major operations including a pleuropneumonectomy, a thoracotomy and 28 rounds of radiation therapy.