Surgical treatment of mesothelioma: pleurectomy.


Malignant diffuse mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, with a median survival ranging from 8.5 to 18 months after diagnosis. Good performance status, absence of chest pain, age < 50 years, and epithelial histology are all associated with improved survival. Several investigators have described staging systems for this tumor and have… (More)


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@article{Roberts1999SurgicalTO, title={Surgical treatment of mesothelioma: pleurectomy.}, author={John R. Roberts}, journal={Chest}, year={1999}, volume={116 6 Suppl}, pages={446S-449S} }