Pleurectomy:decortication for palliation in malignant pleural mesothelioma: results of surgery

  title={Pleurectomy:decortication for palliation in malignant pleural mesothelioma: results of surgery},
  author={Omer Muhammet Soysal and Nurettin Karaoǧlanoǧlu and S Demiracan and Salih Topçu and Irfan Taştepe and Sadi Kaya and M. Doğan Unl{\"u} and G{\"u}ven Çetin},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={11 2},
OBJECTIVE Surgery can only offer palliation in an attempt to slow the progression of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). We want to assess the effectiveness and safety of pleurectomy/decortication in establishing a tissue diagnosis, and controlling pleural fluid accumulation and symptoms in patients with MPM. METHODS We reviewed our pleurectomy results in 100 patients with MPM over a 19 year period. Major symptoms were chest pain, cough and dyspnea, and radiographic findings included… CONTINUE READING
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