Journal of Clinical Medicine 2021 May 26 [Link] Pietro Bertoglio, Elena Garelli, Jury Brandolini, Kenji Kawamukai, Filippo Antonacci, Sara Ricciardi, Alessandro Cipolli, Barbara Bonfanti, Sergio Nicola Forti Parri, Niccolò Daddi, Giampiero Dolci, Piergiorgio Solli Abstract Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease arising from parietal pleura. Surgery is a valuable option in the frame of a multimodality…

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General Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery 2021 May 24 [Link] Fumihiro Tanaka, Masaru Takenaka, Naoko Imanishi, Ayako Hirai, Masatoshi Kanayama, Masataka Mori, Hiroki Matsumiya, Akihiro Taira, Shinji Shinohara, Koji Kuroda Abstract Objective: Pleurectomy/decortication has been preferably employed as a curative-intent surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, visceral pleurectomy during pleurectomy/decortication provides technical challenges. For visceral pleurectomy, pleural…

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Lung Cancer 2021 June [Link] Frédéric Larose, Nicholas Quigley, Yves Lacasse, Simon Martel, Loïc Lang-Lazdunski Abstract Objectives: Medical management based on palliative chemotherapy is currently the standard of care in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Median survival of 12-16 months has been reported with modern chemotherapy regimens with or without anti-angiogenic agents. Multimodality therapy incorporating cytoreductive…

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Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2021 May 8 [Link] Toru Nakamichi, Masaki Hashimoto, Akifumi Nakamura, Ayumi Kuroda, Takashi Tanaka, Jiro Takeuchi, Seiji Matsumoto, Takeshi Morimoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Kazuhisa Domen, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract Objectives: Impact of pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) on quality of life (QOL) is not widely reported. We investigated QOL and lung function after P/D. Methods:…

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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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Cancers 2020 December 20 [Link] Roberta Affatato, Paolo Mendogni, Alessandro Del Gobbo, Stefano Ferrero, Francesca Ricci, Massimo Broggini, Lorenzo Rosso Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a very aggressive tumor originating from mesothelial cells. Although several etiological factors were reported to contribute to MPM onset, environmental exposure to asbestos is certainly a major risk…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 December 21 [Link] Ashley Re, David Shersher, Ashleigh Allen, Roland Schwarting, Shuyue Ren Abstract Malignant mesothelioma, a neoplasm arising within the serosal surfaces, has been linked closely to asbestos exposure. We present a case of 72-year-old male with a 27 year work-related history of asbestos exposure who presented with dyspnea. Chest computed…

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