Chest Surgery pp 403-418 | Cite as

Pleurectomy and Decortication for Mesothelioma

  • Raja M. FloresEmail author
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


Surgery has a controversial role in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Controversy also exists regarding the utility of extrapleural pneumonectomy versus pleurectomy and decortication (P/D). This chapter focuses on specific case scenarios and the technical details of P/D.


Standardize Uptake Value Pulmonary Function Testing Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Chest Tube Drainage Pleural Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryMount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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