Extrapleural pneumonectomy in the setting of a multimodality approach to malignant mesothelioma

D. J. Sugarbaker*, S. J. Mentzer, M. DeCamp, T. J. Lynch, G. M. Strauss

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Abstract

The use of extrapleural pneumonectomy in a multimodality treatment setting for malignant pleural mesothelioma is described, presenting first the right- sided approach and then the left-sided. This technique used in a multimodality approach with CAP chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2, doxorubicin 60 mg/m2, cisplatin 75 mg/m2) 5 cycles at 3-week intervals, and radiotherapy (55 Gy radiation to sites of previous bulky disease or residual disease) to treat 44 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma resulted in improved operative mortality and decreased length of hospital stay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377S-381S
JournalCHEST
Volume103
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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