Recommendations for uniform definitions of surgical techniques for malignant pleural mesothelioma: a consensus report of the international association for the study of lung cancer international staging committee and the international mesothelioma interest group.

@article{Rice2011RecommendationsFU,
  title={Recommendations for uniform definitions of surgical techniques for malignant pleural mesothelioma: a consensus report of the international association for the study of lung cancer international staging committee and the international mesothelioma interest group.},
  author={David Rice and Valerie M Rusch and Harvey I. Pass and Hisao Asamura and Takashi Nakano and John G. Edwards and Dorothy J. Giroux and Seiki Hasegawa and Kemp H. Kernstine and David Waller and Ram{\'o}n Rami-Porta},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={1304-12}
}
INTRODUCTION Extrapleural pneumonectomy has been well defined; however, surgeons vary regarding the surgical extent and goals of "pleurectomy/decortication" (P/D). We explored mesothelioma surgeons' concepts of P/D with the aim of unifying surgical nomenclature. METHODS A web-based survey was administered to surgeons who operated on malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) for diagnosis, staging, palliation, or cytoreduction. One hundred thirty surgeons from 59 medical centers were included… CONTINUE READING