Journal of Chest Surgery 2022 September 7 [Link] Muhammet Sayan, Aynur Bas, Merve Satir Turk, Dilvin Ozkan, Ali Celik, İsmail Cuneyt Kurul, Abdullah Irfan Tastepe Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive pleural malignancy, and despite all multimodal treatment modalities, the 5-year overall survival rate of patients with MPM is less than 20%.…

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Updates in Surgery 2022 September 3 [Link] Dimitrios E Magouliotis, Prokopis-Andreas Zotos, Arian Arjomandi Rad, Despoina Koukousaki, Vasiliki Vasilaki, Ioustini Portesi, Kyriakos Spiliopoulos, Thanos Athanasiou 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…

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Thoracic Cancer 2022 September 2 [Link] Francesco Falanga, Pietro Rinaldi, Cristiano Primiceri, Chandra Bortolotto, Olga Oneta, Francesco Agustoni, Patrizia Morbini, Laura Saracino, Dimitrios Eleftheriou, Federico Sottotetti, Giulia Maria Stella Abstract Surgery is part of a multimodal therapeutic approach to malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) although its real beneficial effect is still controversial. The optimal precise sequence…

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Journal of Clinical Medicine 2022 August 3 [Link] Giuseppe Mangiameli, Edoardo Bottoni, Umberto Cariboni, Giorgio Maria Ferraroli, Emanuela Morenghi, Veronica Maria Giudici, Emanuele Voulaz, Marco Alloisio, Alberto Testori Abstract Objectives: We examined a series of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients who consecutively underwent surgery in our institution during the last 20 years. Across this period,…

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Acta Chirurgica Belgica 2022 July 15 [Link] Mehmet Ali Bedirhan, Yunus Seyrek, Volkan Yaran, Celal Buğra Sezen, Levent Cansever, Muzaffer Metin Abstract Background: This study examined the effect of metastatic mediastinal lymph node involvement on the prognosis of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who underwent extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or extended pleurectomy (E/P) and also…

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JTO Clinical and Research Reports 2022 June 9 [Link] Takaaki Tanaka, Shoji Asakura, Kazuya Hisamatsu, Nobukazu Fujimoto Abstract A 69-year-old man presented with a pulmonary opacity at a regular medical check-up. He had been exposed to asbestos in a chemical fiber manufacturing setting. Result of positron emission tomography with computed tomography (CT) revealed fluorodeoxyglucose accumulations…

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Journal of Clinical Medicine 2022 June 10 [Link] Alice Bellini, Sara Mazzarra, Sara Sterrantino, Desideria Argnani, Franco Stella Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive asbestos-related tumour with poor prognosis. To date, a multimodality treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery, with or without radiotherapy, is the gold standard therapy for selected patients with epithelioid and…

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Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2022 May 20 [Link] Ken Onoe, Hiroki Ogata, Takuma Okamoto, Hiroai Okutani, Ryusuke Ueki, Nobutaka Kariya, Tsuneo Tatara, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiki Hasegawa, Yuka Matsuki, Munetaka Hirose Abstract Introduction: A curative-intent surgical procedure, pleurectomy/decortication, for malignant pleural mesothelioma is accompanied by a high incidence of major postoperative complications. Although epidural block,…

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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2022 February 28 [Link] Masaki Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Toru Nakamichi, Akifumi Nakamura, Ayumi Kuroda, Teruhisa Takuwa, Seiji Matsumoto, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract Objectives: We previously established a novel method of lung repair called the ventilation and anchoring (V/A) method. We evaluated the usefulness of the V/A method for controlling air leakage…

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Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2022 February 26 [Link] Shi Sum Poon, Caterina Alberti, Marco Nardini, Marcello Migliore Abstract Mediastinal malignant pleural mesothelioma with signs of tamponade is rare. Indication for reoperation for recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma is a controversial but viable option in selected patients. We report a case of a 68-year-old man presenting…

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