Mesothelioma Surgery

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The extrapleural pneumonectomy EPP was the first potentially curative surgery for pleural mesothelioma. It was developed by Dr. David Sugarbaker. This surgery involves the removal of the entire affected lung, the lining of the lung pleura , the lining of the heart pericardium , and a section of the diaphragm..A thoracotomy is also the first step in several asbestos related lung cancer surgeries. These surgeries include pneumonectomy, lobectomy, wedge resection and segmentectomy. Unfortunately, up to percent of mesothelioma patients cleared for surgery are found to be inoperable after a thoracotomy is performed..

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