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Study Reveals That Less Invasive Mesothelioma Surgery Increase Median Survival Rates

According to the results published in the journal Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the mesothelioma patients those who had less invasive extrapleural pneumonectomy had a longer survival rate than those who had the more conventional extrapleural pneumonectomy.The study also included those who had pleurectomy/decortication.

The outcomes for each surgery revealed a significant difference in median survival, with those undergoing conventional extrapleural pneumonectomy averaging 18.5 months, those undergoing the less invasive extrapleural pneumonectomy averaging 41.9 months, and those treated with pleurectomy/decortication averaging 43.4 months.

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