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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These include, for extrapleural pneumonectomy specimens, such findings as emphysema, small airways disease, respiratory bronchiolitis, asbestosis, asbestos bodies, talc granulomas, and pleural plaques.
Trimodality therapy with induction chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy and adjuvant high-dose hemithoracic radiation for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Induction chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy, and adjuvant radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: experience of Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.
Occult disease in both resection margins from extrapleural pneumonectomy and lymph nodes also negatively impacts survival, and the use of immunohistochemistry should be considered strongly for evaluating these specimens when no tumor is identified in hematoxylin-eosin preparations.