[Extrapleural pneumonectomy after hyperthermo-chemotherapy for the lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion].

@article{Suzuki2004ExtrapleuralPA,
  title={[Extrapleural pneumonectomy after hyperthermo-chemotherapy for the lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion].},
  author={Kazuya Suzuki and Kazuhito Funai and Yasumasa Shundo and Koukichi Asano and Kazuya Takamochi and Kuniya Asai and Teruhisa Kazui and Kazuo Miura},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={1023-7}
}
The prognosis of the lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion is extremely poor. Intrapleural perfusion hyperthermo-chemotherapy for the treatment of malignant pleural effusion was performed in 120 lung cancer patients and showed better prognosis than conventional treatment. After successful local control by hyperthermo-chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy was performed in 8 patients with clinical N 0 or N 1 and M 0 lung cancer. All patients survived for more than 1 year. The… CONTINUE READING

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