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Pleurectomy Decortication

Asbestos is a mineral that has been prized for its low cost and high utility. Unfortunately, when it is inhaled, its fibers become lodged in a person’s lungs. They begin to scratch the inner lining of the lungs, leading an individual to develop severe health conditions over time. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. There are many ways to go about treating mesothelioma, but no direct cure.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer, the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center is dedicated to making information about asbestos and the illnesses it causes widely and freely available. We can answer any questions you may have about your condition and can even help you find legal counsel. Please take a moment to fill out our contact form to receive answers to any questions you may have.

What is a Pleurectomy Decortication?

A pleurectomy decortication is a potentially curative mesothelioma surgery in which tumors are surgically removed from the mesothelium, the thin membrane between many important organs that mesothelioma affects. This surgery removes part or all of the lungs’ lining in addition to the tumors, which are attached to it.

Pleurectomy decortication can be a deemed radical or non-radical. A non-radical pleurectomy decortication can remove up to 70% of the patient’s mesothelium while a radical one will often remove all of it. This lining is important, but saving the patient’s life takes precedence over preserving it.

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