Surgical treatment

Pleural resection and pleural infusion chemotherapy for therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma

J. Zhang, Zhang, Q., Zhao, W., Duan, J., and Huang, T., Pleural resection and pleural infusion chemotherapy for therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma, vol. 13, pp. 483-489, 2014.

The aim of this study was to evaluate effective treatment methods of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Twenty-three patients with MPM were cured by pleural infusion chemotherapy after surgery. Median survival time and the 1-, 2-, and 3-year survival rates were analyzed on the basis of follow-up. Median survival time of all patients was 15 months (range: 3 to 89 months); the 1-, 2-, and 3-year survival rates were 69.6, 43.5, and 13.0%, respectively.

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