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Category Archives: Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP)

Extra-pleural pneumonectomy.

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2019 March [Link] Duranti L, Pardolesi A, Bertolaccini L, Tavecchio L, Scanagatta P, Rolli L, Pastorino U Abstract The extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) is a standardised surgical procedure born for pleural tuberculosis and later used in pleural cancer treatment, especially in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). This systematic review aimed to focus on […]

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Extra-pleural pneumonectomy in the era of image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

La Radiologia Medica 2019 April 8 [Link] Trovo M, Franceschini D, Furlan C, Pietrobon F, Vagge S, Farina E, Revelant A, Visani L, Maragna V, Parisi G, Scotti V Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the outcome of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients treated with extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT), using the most advanced radiotherapeutic techniques, […]

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Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy (HITHOC) for Pleural Malignancies-Experience from Indian Centers.

Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 February [Link] Patel MD, Damodaran D, Rangole A, Shaikh S, Shah K, Bagwade R, Bhatt A Abstract Hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) has been used in addition to radical surgery for primary and secondary pleural malignancies to improve local control, prolong survival, and improve the quality of life. This study was […]

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Prolonged post-recurrence survival following pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Oncology Letters 2019 March [Link] Kai Y, Tsutani Y, Tsubokawa N, Ito M, Mimura T, Miyata Y, Okada M Abstract The present study analyzed surgical results in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who underwent extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). Data for 44 patients who achieved macroscopic complete resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by […]

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The Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 February 24 [Link] Lewis GD, Dalwadi SM, Farach A, Brian Butler E, Teh BS Abstract BACKGROUND: Pleural mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer. Local recurrence represents the majority of treatment failures and overall survival (OS) outcomes remain dismal. Adding locoregional treatment with radiotherapy after surgical resection has […]

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Systematic review of quality of life following pleurectomy decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

BMC Cancer 2018 November 29 [Link] Schwartz RM, Lieberman-Cribbin W, Wolf A, Flores RM, Taioli E Abstract BACKGROUND: Few studies have focused on quality of life (QoL) after treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). There are still questions as to which surgical procedure, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy decortication (P/D) is most effective and results […]

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A randomized phase II study of pleurectomy/decortication preceded or followed by (neo-)adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (EORTC 1205).

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Raskin J, Surmont V, Cornelissen R, Baas P, van Schil PEY, van Meerbeeck JP Abstract Radical multimodality treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is controversial, with intense debate (but lack of data) about which surgical procedure to perform [extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (PD)], if any. In order […]

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Multimodality treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

F1000Research 2018 October 22 [Link] Berzenji L, Van Schil P Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease of the pleura and is largely related to asbestos exposure. Despite recent advancements in technologies and a greater understanding of the disease, the prognosis of MPM remains poor; the median overall survival rate is about 6 […]

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Updated meta-analysis of survival after extrapleural pneumonectomy versus pleurectomy/decortication in mesothelioma.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 October 29 [Link] Magouliotis DE, Tasiopoulou VS, Athanassiadi K Abstract OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the available literature on patients with MPM undergoing either extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). METHODS: Original research studies that evaluated long-term outcomes of P/D versus EPP were identified, from January 1990 to July 2018. The […]

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Short-term outcomes of pleurectomy decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy in mesothelioma.

Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 October 7 [Link] van Gerwen M, Wolf A, Liu B, Flores R, Taioli E Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We evaluated postoperative mortality and complications after extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy decortication (P/D) to better understand their effectiveness in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: A meta-analysis was done to evaluate 30-day mortality and […]

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