Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelial cells lining the pleural sac. Surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma should be part of a multimodality treatment approach and the aim of surgery should be macroscopic complete tumor resection. Lung-sparing operations, such as extended pleurectomy decortication, have gained increasing popularity in the past decade.  This video tutorial illustrates the main steps of extended pleurectomy decortication for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1510/mmcts.2019.023, hdl.handle.net/1765/121896
Journal Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS / European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
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Maat, A.W.P.M, Durko, A.P, Thuijs, D. (Daniel), Bogers, A.J.J.C, & Mahtab, E. (Edris). (2019). Extended pleurectomy decortication for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS / European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2019. doi:10.1510/mmcts.2019.023