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Extended Pleurectomy Decortication: The New Standard of Care for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Apostolos Nakas of Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom, provides a detailed overview of the surgical treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Citing experience from his high-volume clinic and trial data, Dr. Nakas concludes that extended pleurectomy decortication should be used for appropriate patients, as it spares the lung and achieves macroscopic clearance. Dr. Nakas also notes that surgery should be accompanied by adjuvant chemotherapy for the best possible outcome.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.