Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) for Mesothelioma

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Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) is one of the surgical options for the treatment of patients who suffer from pleural mesothelioma or other diseases. It was performed for the first time during the 1940s on a patient with tuberculosis but for years, it was associated with high mortality. However, the procedure has greatly improved, leading to encouraging results. Before the surgery patients undergo a series of exams to determine the strength of the lungs and health of the heart, since major surgery will have a great impact on the body, as well as a bone scan and CT scan of the abdomen and head to confirm that the cancer has not spread to other locations rather than the lungs.

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