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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy

  • Ju-Mei Ng
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Abstract

Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) differs from standard ­pneumonectomy in that the lung is removed en bloc, together with its associated visceral and parietal pleurae, ipsilateral hemidiaphragm and pericardium, as well as mediastinal lymph nodes. EPP is a radical and aggressive surgery, most commonly performed for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).

Keywords

Extrapleural pneumonectomy Surgical technique EPP Intraoperative intracavitary chemotherapy EPP-specific anesthetic concerns 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ju-Mei Ng
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  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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