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Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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The evolution of the diminishing role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in the surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Onco Targets and Therapy 2016 November [Link] Azzouqa AG, Stevenson JP Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon and aggressive thoracic malignancy that is rarely curable, even when multimodality therapy is used. Systemic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for the majority of patients with this disease; however, surgical resection may benefit a subset of patients […]

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Amount of Epithelioid Differentiation is a Predictor of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2016 October 17 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Vigneswaran WT, Kircheva DY, Ananthanarayanan V, Watson S, Arif Q, Celauro AD, Kindler HL, Husain AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Macroscopic complete surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy can provide a survival advantage in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Patients with nonepithelioid histology are […]

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MicroRNA gene expression signatures in long-surviving malignant pleural mesothelioma patients

Genomics Data 2016 June 20 [Link] Lin RC, Kirschner MB, Cheng YY, van Zandwijk N, Reid G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor originating in the mesothelium, the membrane lining the thoracic cavities, and is induced by exposure to asbestos. Australia suffers one of the world’s highest rates of MPM and the incidence […]

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Comorbidity, postoperative morbidity and survival in patients undergoing radical surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of cardio-thoracic surgery; official journal of the European Association for cardio-thoracic surgery 2016 June 21 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Infante M, Morenghi E, Bottoni E, Zucali P, Rahal D, Morlacchi A, Ascolese AM, De Rose F, Navarria P, Crepaldi A, Testori A, Voulaz E, Errico V, Perrino M, Scorsetti M, Chiti A, […]

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Clinical Pathological Diagnosis, and Treatment for Pleural Mesothelioma

Gan to kagaku ryoho Cancer & chemotherapy 2016 May [Link] Kishimoto T, Fujimoto N, Nishi H. Abstract For the differential diagnosis between fibrous pleuritis and other malignancies such as lung cancer, multiple immunostaining is essential to diagnose pleural mesothelioma. For cytological diagnosis of pleural effusions, differentiation between mesothelioma cells and reactive mesothelial cells is very […]

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Geometric dose prediction model for hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiation therapy in mesothelioma patients with two intact lungs

Journal of applied clinical medical physics/American College of Medical Physics 2016 May 8 [Link] Kuo L, Yorke ED, Dumane VA, Foster A, Zhang Z, Mechalakos JG, Wu AJ, Rosenzweig KE, Rimner A. Abstract The presence of two intact lungs makes it challenging to reach a tumoricidal dose with hemithoracic pleural intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in […]

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Surgical therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Der Chirurg: Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen 2016 May [Link] Schirren M, Sponholz S, Oguzhan S, Fisseler-Eckhoff A, Fischer A, Schirren J. Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor disease, which rapidly leads to death if untreated. In Germany the incidence of newly occurring disease is expected to reach […]

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The effects of an intentional transition from extrapleural pneumonectomy to extended pleurectomy/decortication

European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2015 December 3 [Link] Sharkey AJ, Tenconi S, Nakas A, Waller DA. Abstract Objectives For many years, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) was the operation of choice for the radical management of pleural mesothelioma in the UK. However, doubts surrounding the efficacy of EPP, and the change in demographics of the affected […]

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The MesoVATS trial: is there a future for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery partial pleurectomy?

Future Oncology 2015 November [Link] Rintoul RC. Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma, a uniformly fatal cancer caused by prior asbestos exposure, places a major burden on society. The MesoVATS trial was a multicenter randomized controlled trial that examined the role of video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy (VAT-PP) versus talc pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Overall […]

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