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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Trimodality therapy with induction chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy and adjuvant high-dose hemithoracic radiation for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Multicenter trial of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Pleurectomy/decortication is superior to extrapleural pneumonectomy in the multimodality management of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
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.