Malignant pleural mesothelioma: surgical management in 285 patients.

  title={Malignant pleural mesothelioma: surgical management in 285 patients.},
  author={Paul H. Schipper and Francis C. Nichols and Kristine M Thomse and Claude Deschamps and Stephen D. Cassivi and Mark S. Allen and Peter C. Pairolero},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={257-64; discussion 264}
BACKGROUND Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive, and deadly malignancy. Despite increasing incidence, no treatment modality is accepted standard of care. This report analyzes our experience with surgical management of mesothelioma. METHODS All patients with surgery for mesothelioma from January 1985 through December 2003 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS There were 285 patients with a median age of 66 years (range, 26 to 91 years). One hundred forty-six patients (51… CONTINUE READING