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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy Versus Pleurectomy/Decortication for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Nicolas Zhou, DO David C. Rice, MBBCh Anne S. Tsao, MD Percy P. Lee, MD Cara L. Haymaker, PhD Erin M. Corsini, MD, MSc Mara B. Antonoff, MD Wayne L. Hofstetter, MD Ravi Rajaram, MD Jack A. Roth, MD Stephen G. Swisher, MD Ara A. Vaporciyan, MD Garrett L. Walsh, MD Reza J. Mehran, MD Boris Sepesi, MD

It is controversal whether extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or extended pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) is the optimal resection for malignant pleural mesothelioma. We therefore compared perioperative outcomes and long-term survival of patients who underwent EPP versus P/D.

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