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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Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 December 1 [Link] R Taylor Ripley, Nihanth Palivela, Shawn S Groth, Eugene A Choi, Lorraine D Cornwell, Phillip W Carrott, George Van Buren, Taylor G Splawn, David J Sugarbaker, Bryan M Burt Abstract Background: With a multimodal treatment strategy, cytoreductive surgery extends survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Improving the accuracy…

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Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 December 1 [Link] R Taylor Ripley, Nihanth Palivela, Shawn S Groth, Eugene A Choi, Lorraine D Cornwell, Phillip W Carrott, George Van Buren, Taylor G Splawn, David J Sugarbaker, Bryan M Burt Abstract Background: With a multimodal treatment strategy, cytoreductive surgery extends survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Improving the accuracy…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020 October [Link] Akifumi Nakamura, Nobuyuki Kondo, Toru Nakamichi, Masaki Hashimoto, Teruhisa Takuwa, Seiji Matsumoto, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract Background: A few studies have reported the incidence and clinical implications of complications after pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the details of complications…

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Thoracic Cancer 2020 October 8 [Link] Oscar Arrieta, Francisco Lozano-Ruiz, Monika Blake-Cerda, Rodrigo Catalán, Luis Lara-Mejía, Miguel Ángel Salinas, Federico Maldonado-Magos, José F Corona-Cruz Abstract Background: Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) represents a major challenge for oncologists. Multimodality treatment, which generally involves induction chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy have recently shown promising results. The aim…

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Current Drug Targets 2020 July 18 [Link] Lei Cheng, Li Na, Xiao-Ling Xu, Wei-Min Mao Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a remarkably aggressive thoracic malignancy with a limited survival of only 5-12 months. However, MPM still remains unresponsive to conventional standards of treatment, including pleurectomy and decortication, extrapleural pneumonectomy for resectable disease with or…

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