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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • ´╗┐Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP)
          • Definitions

            • En bloc resection of parietal pleura, ipsilateral lung, pericardium, and hemidiaphragm
            • Initially developed to treat tuberculous empyema; now performed almost exclusively for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Demographics

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        • Treatment

                          Selected References

                          1. Alpert JB et al: Imaging the post-thoracotomy patient: anatomic changes and postoperative complications. Radiol Clin North Am. 52(1):85-103, 2014
                          2. Ai J et al: Current Issues in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Evaluation and Management. Oncologist. ePub, 2014
                          3. Burt BM et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database: An analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 148(1):30-5, 2014
                          4. Nickell LT Jr et al: Multimodality imaging for characterization, classification, and staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Radiographics. 34(6):1692-706, 2014
                          5. Wolf AS et al: Surgical techniques for multimodality treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 21(2):132-48, 2009
                          6. Spirn PW et al: Radiology of the chest after thoracic surgery. Semin Roentgenol. 23(1):9-31, 1988
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                          KEY FACTS

                          • Terminology

                            • Imaging

                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                • Clinical Issues

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Abbreviations

                                    • ´╗┐Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP)
                                  • Definitions

                                    • En bloc resection of parietal pleura, ipsilateral lung, pericardium, and hemidiaphragm
                                    • Initially developed to treat tuberculous empyema; now performed almost exclusively for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)

                                  IMAGING

                                  • General Features

                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                      • CT Findings

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                            • Demographics

                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                • Treatment

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Alpert JB et al: Imaging the post-thoracotomy patient: anatomic changes and postoperative complications. Radiol Clin North Am. 52(1):85-103, 2014
                                                  2. Ai J et al: Current Issues in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Evaluation and Management. Oncologist. ePub, 2014
                                                  3. Burt BM et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database: An analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 148(1):30-5, 2014
                                                  4. Nickell LT Jr et al: Multimodality imaging for characterization, classification, and staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Radiographics. 34(6):1692-706, 2014
                                                  5. Wolf AS et al: Surgical techniques for multimodality treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 21(2):132-48, 2009
                                                  6. Spirn PW et al: Radiology of the chest after thoracic surgery. Semin Roentgenol. 23(1):9-31, 1988