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Further Research Points to Benefits of P/D Surgery...

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Last month, MesotheliomaHelp reported that researchers found pleurectomy/decortication (P/D), a surgery to remove mesothelioma tumors, can improve the physical and emotional quality of life for patients. Now, researchers give another reason this option is superior to the other surgical option, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP): the possibility of developing pleural sepsis after EPP. Oncology surgeons must choose between P/D or EPP when deciding to operate on pleural mesothelioma patients. The former spares the lung, whereas the latter is a radical procedure that involves removing the patients diseased lung as well as the possible removal of the diaphragm, the pericardium and other extrapleural
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