Surgery for mesothelioma: the evidence base and a pragmatic approach to surgical treatment


The authors were invited to provide a summary of the current evidence and an evidence-based approach to practice. Clinical practice guidelines are not available for India and a formal approach to these would require a properly constituted guideline development group rather than an opinion piece from three surgeons. What we have provided is a critical view of current practice and some pointers to a realistic pragmatic approach intended to avoid non-evidence-based practice and excessive harm to no advantage.

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Pai, V.B., Rammohan, K.S. & Treasure, T. Surgery for mesothelioma: the evidence base and a pragmatic approach to surgical treatment. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 34, 65–71 (2018).

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  • Malignant mesothelioma
  • Surgical management
  • Surgery