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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