Clinical Challenges in Thoracic Surgery: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

EP. 742Apr. 18, 202437:34
In this episode our team dives into the diagnosis, workup and management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Listen as we debate the pros and cons of surgical management of this disease with extrapleural pneumonectomy versus pleural decortication and discuss the nuances of choosing the right approach for the right patient.

Learning Objectives
- Describe the workup and staging of a patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma
- List the subtypes of malignant pleural mesothelioma, characteristics of resectable disease, and patient factors which impact surgical candidacy 
- Describe the approach to an extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleural decortication
- Analyze which surgical approach is best for various subsets of patients
- Describe the adjuvant treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Kelly Daus MD, Adam Bograd MD, Peter White MD, Brian Louie MD

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