Pleural Mesothelioma is a cancer in the lining and membrane of the lungs, which is the pleura. In some cases, the cancer will spread quickly into the diaphragm and the heart. In order to extend life expectancy, doctors may choose to perform an extrapleural pneumonectomy. Extrapleural pneumonectomies are painful and costly and entail the removal of parts of the pleura, the heart’s lining, the diaphragm, and the affected lung.
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What to Expect in an Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
Relatively few mesothelioma patients undergo extrapleural pneumonectomy as part of their treatment plan. It is invasive and necessitates a long recovery time. It is intended for patients whose mesothelioma has spread into the diaphragm and the heart.
The first part of the procedure requires the administration of general anesthesia. The incision is then made in the middle of the sixth rib. The lining of the lung (pleura) and the lining of the heart (pericardium), the diaphragm, and the affected lung will then be removed. The procedure is accompanied by a large number of risk factors and complications.
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