J Clin Med 2022 Jun 10;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 10.
Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, G.B. Morgagni-L. Pierantoni Hospital, Via Carlo Forlanini n.34, 47121 Forlì, Italy.
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive asbestos-related tumour with poor prognosis. To date, a multimodality treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery, with or without radiotherapy, is the gold standard therapy for selected patients with epithelioid and early-stage MPM. In this setting, the goal of surgery is to achieve the macroscopic complete resection, obtained by either extrapleural pneumonectomy or pleurectomy/decortication. Read More