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Trimodality management of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Authors
  • Maggi, G
  • Casadio, C
  • Cianci, R
  • Rena, O
  • Ruffini, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2001
Volume
19
Issue
3
Pages
346–350
Identifiers
PMID: 11251277
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

(1) Trimodality therapy is feasible in selected patients with MPM and has an acceptable operative mortality rate. (2) Our current pre-operative staging based on CT/MRI looks rather inaccurate and needs to be improved. (3) The high rate of post-surgical N2 patients or with diffusion to the inferior surface of the diaphragm may suggest the use of routine mediastinoscopy and laparoscopy for a more appropriate patient selection.

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