Surviving Mesothelioma - A new study is asking the question, is it possible to remove a malignant mesothelioma tumor with pleurectomy-decortication (P/D) withoutrisking the spread of new tumors?
P/D, the lung-sparing pleural mesothelioma surgery, has become the preferred approach in many cases where mesothelioma has not spread to the lung tissue.
Most studies have found that P/D has a lower complication rate, produces less pain, and allows for faster recovery than the more radical extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), in which surgeons remove a lung along with the diseased pleural membrane. But as a group of Japanese researchers note in a new article in the journal Surgery Today, the current method...>>>
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