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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Patient Selection for Extrapleural Pneumonectomy

  • David A. Waller
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Abstract

The selection of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) for extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) can be considered in two areas: resectability and operability. Resectability refers to the ability to achieve macroscopic tumor clearance. Operability refers to the patient’s fitness to tolerate the operation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Waller
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  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryGlenfield HospitalLeicesterUK

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