Techniques in Coloproctology 2020 October [Link] A Arjona-Sánchez, D Cortés-Guiral, M Duran-Martínez, P Villarejo-Campos, J M Sánchez-Hidalgo, A Casado-Adam, L Rodriguez-Ortiz, A Romero-Ruiz, B Rufian-Andujar, E Espinosa-Redondo, F Valenzuela-Molina, S Rufián-Peña, J Briceño-Delgado Abstract Background: The aim of our study was to present the technique for, and early results of complete laparoscopic pelvic peritonectomy (LPP)…

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Clinical Lung Cancer 2021 March 27 [Link] Abdullah Nasser, Andrew Baird, Mathieu D Saint-Pierre, Kayvan Amjadi, Scott Laurie, Paul Wheatley-Price Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains a challenging disease to manage. In the past few decades, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), pemetrexed-based chemotherapy, and indwelling pleural catheters were introduced to MPM care with variable levels of…

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Molecular Carcinogenesis 2021 April 19 [Link] Geraldine Ezeka, Gautam Adhikary, Sivaveera Kandasamy, Joseph S Friedberg, Richard L Eckert Abstract Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive cancer of the mesothelial lining that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Surgical resection followed by chemotherapy is the current treatment strategy, but this is marginally successful and leads to drug-resistant…

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BJS Open 2021 March 5 [Link] A Zahid, L Clarke, N Carr, K Chandrakumaran, A Tzivanakis, S Dayal, F Mohamed, T Cecil, B J Moran Abstract Background: Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (MCPM) is a rare neoplasm, generally considered a borderline malignancy, best treated by cytoreductive surgery (CRS) to remove macroscopic disease, combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy…

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Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2021 February 17 [Link] Akifumi Nakamura, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiji Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract In recent years, there has been a shift from extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) toward pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) as the preferred surgical technique. However, we occasionally encounter difficult cases wherein visceral pleurectomy requires conversion to…

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Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2021 February 17 [Link] Akifumi Nakamura, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiji Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract In recent years, there has been a shift from extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) toward pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) as the preferred surgical technique. However, we occasionally encounter difficult cases wherein visceral pleurectomy requires conversion to…

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Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2021 January 26 [Link] Hany Hasan Elsayed, Aly Sherif Hassaballa, Taha Aly Ahmed, Hazem Youssef Sharkawy Abstract A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: In patients with mesothelioma who develop a local recurrence after macroscopic complete resection (MCR) surgery, does performing a…

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The Lancet Oncology 2021 January 12 [Link] B C John Cho, Laura Donahoe, Penelope A Bradbury, Natasha Leighl, Shaf Keshavjee, Andrew Hope, Prodipto Pal, Michael Cabanero, Kasia Czarnecka, Karen McRae, Ming-Sound Tsao, Marc de Perrot Abstract Background: A novel approach for managing malignant pleural mesothelioma, surgery for mesothelioma after radiotherapy (SMART), consisting of a short…

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