Translational Lung Cancer Research 2022 November [Link] Laura V Klotz, Hans Hoffmann, Rajiv Shah, Florian Eichhorn, Christiane Gruenewald, Elena L Bulut, Raffaella Griffo, Thomas Muley, Petros Christopoulos, Philip Baum, Peter Huber, Seyer Safi, Marc Kriegsmann, Michael Thomas, Helge Bischoff, Hauke Winter, Martin E Eichhorn Abstract Background: The exact role and type of surgery for malignant…

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Journal of Clinical Medicine 2022 November 19 [Link] Michelle Lee, Luigi Ventura, Ralitsa Baranowski, Joanne Hargrave, David Waller Abstract Background: The accepted aim of radical surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is the achievement of macroscopic complete resection (MCR) whilst reducing perioperative morbidity by preserving normal tissue. Whilst preservation of the lung by pleurectomy/decortication (PD)…

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Journal of Clinical Medicine 2022 October 29 [Link] Riccardo Tajè, Roberto Fiorito, Alexandro Patirelis, Valentina Marziali, Vincenzo Ambrogi Abstract Mesothelioma has a scant prognosis and a great impact on symptoms and the quality of life. Pleurectomy/decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy are the two cytoreductive surgical strategies, with different invasiveness, but achieving similar oncological results. Hereafter, the…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2022 November 13 [Link] Toshinari Ito, Shota Nakamura, Yuka Kadomatsu, Harushi Ueno, Taketo Kato, Naoki Ozeki, Koichi Fukumoto, Toyofumi Fengshi Chen-Yoshikawa Abstract Objectives: The rates of postoperative mortality and morbidity are high in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Therefore, it is important to identify variables that increase the risk of…

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European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 October 19 [Link] Akifumi Nakamura, Masaki Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Seiji Matsumoto, Toru Nakamichi, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Hiroshi Kodama, Koichiro Yamakado, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract Objectives: The residual thoracic spaces (RTS) after pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) remain unexplored to date. Hence, this study aims to examine the details and risk factors of…

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Journal of Thoracic Disease 2022 August [Link] Olivia Lauk, Thomas Neuer, Bianca Battilana, Ilhan Inci, Katarzyna Furrer, Walter Weder, Masaki Hashimoto, Isabelle Opitz Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is associated with high rates of local recurrence (LR) up to 75%. Second line treatment should be applied tailored to relapse pattern. We aimed to establish…

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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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