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Video-assisted thoracoscopic PlasmaJet ablation for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of visualized surgery 2018 March [Link] Perikleous P, Asadi N, Anikin V Abstract The role of surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains debatable; nonetheless the relative advantages of different surgical approaches are frequently reassessed and reconsidered. While extensive operations and longer recovery periods can be justified for a group of carefully selected patients, […]

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Mesothelioma with a Large Prevascular Lymph Node: N1 Involvement or Something Different?

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 January 18 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Berzenji L, Van Schil PE, Snoeckx A, Hertoghs M, Carp L Abstract A 64-year-old man presented with a large amount of right-sided pleural fluid upon imaging, together with calcified pleural plaques and an enlarged nodular structure in the prevascular mediastinum, presumably an […]

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Video assisted thoracoscopic and open chest surgery in diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural diseases

Journal of Visualized Surgery 2017 June 22 [Link] Perikleous P, Waller DA Abstract Parenchymal cancers of lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract and ovaries as well as lymphomas and mesotheliomas are among the most common cancer types causing malignant effusions, though almost all tumour types have been reported to cause a malignant effusion. The prognosis heavily depends […]

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Chest pain and recurrent chylothorax: an unusual presentation of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Respirology Case Reports 2017 June [Link] Darley DR, Granger E, Glanville AR Abstract Malignant mesothelioma presenting with recurrent chylous effusion is rare. We describe the case of a 34-year-old female Macedonian immigrant who presented with central chest pain and subsequently a left-sided chylous pleural effusion. The diagnosis was made on pleural biopsy via video-assisted thoracoscopic […]

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Pharmacokinetic evaluation of intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy using cisplatin in patients with malignant pleural effusion

Lung Cancer (Netherlands) 2017 February [Epub 2016 December 21] [Link] Sakaguchi H, Ishida H, Nitanda H, Yamazaki N, Kaneko K, Kobayashi K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) has a poor prognosis. Most patients are treated with tube thoracostomy and sclerotherapy, although its success rate is around 64%. We have investigated intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic […]

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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Novel Mini-Invasive Technique

Innovations (Philadelphia, PA) 2016 December 6 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Caronia FP1, Fiorelli A, Santini M, Arrigo E Abstract We report a novel less-invasive extrapleural pneumonectomy for early-stage malignant pleural mesothelioma without rib spreading. Our approach is unique and differed from the previously reported cases, because we used one skin incision and two small […]

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Management of malignant pleural mesothelioma – part 1: epidemiology, diagnosis, and staging : Consensus of the Austrian Mesothelioma Interest Group (AMIG)

Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 2016 September 12 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Geltner C1, Errhalt P, Baumgartner B, Ambrosch G, Machan B, Eckmayr J, Klikovits T, Hoda MA, Popper H, Klepetko W; Austrian Mesothelioma Interest Group (AMIG) Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare malignant disease that in the majority of cases is associated with asbestos […]

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Evaluation of predictive value of pleural CEA in patients with pleural effusions and histological findings: A prospective study and literature review

Clinical Biochemistry 2016 August 10 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tozzoli R, Basso SM, D’Aurizio F, Metus P, Lumachi F Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pleural effusion recognizes heterogeneous etiology and pathogenesis and requires invasive diagnostic procedures. Usually, after pleural fluid analysis, 30-50% of patients with malignant pleural effusion exhibit negative pleural cytology, and the sensitivity of image-guided […]

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A randomised study comparing the effectiveness of acupuncture or morphine versus the combination for the relief of dyspnoea in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma.

European Journal of Cancer (Oxford, England: 1990) 2016 May 5 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Minchom A, Punwani R, Filshie J, Bhosle J, Nimako K, Myerson J, Gunapala R, Popat S, O’Brien ME. Abstract BACKGROUND: Dyspnoea is one of the commonest symptoms of lung cancer. Opioids can reduce dyspnoea. This study investigates acupuncture for relief […]

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Talc pleurodesis as surgical palliation of patients with malignant pleural effusion. Analysis of factors affecting survival

Anticancer Research. 2012 Nov;32(11):5071-4. [Link] Lumachi F, Mazza F, Ermani M, Chiara GB, Basso SM. Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences (DiSCOG), University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy. flumachi@unipd.it. Abstract Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common in most patients with advanced cancer, especially in those with lung cancer, […]

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