Mesothelioma Treatment - Surgery
Surgery for Peritoneal Mesothelioma
This surgery procedure involves cutting into peritoneum, the protective lining that surrounds and protects the organs in the abdominal cavity and removing as much cancerous tissue as possible. Surgery may also involve cutting out portions of the stomach and the injection of chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdominal cavity (Hyperthermic Intraoperative IntraperitonealChemotheraphy or HIIC). Post-operatively, the patient is administered paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug, for five days. Peritoneal surgery can prolong life by five years for some patients.
Surgery for Pleural mesothelioma
This surgery procedure involves cutting into the pleura, the protective lining that surrounds the lungs and removing as much tumor as possible. If it is found that not all of the tumor can be excised, the removal of the diseased lung may be necessary. This is called a plural pneumonectomy.
Another surgery procedure is called a pleurectomy and is performed as a possible curative measure. A pleurectomy involves removing the inner and outer linings surrounding the lungs as well as affected lung tissue.
There are a few other procedures that can be performed to improve a patient’s quality of life such as pleurocentesis and paracentesis to drain fluid from around the lungs and abdomen. Another procedure used to alleviate fluid build-up is pleurodesis. During this procedure talc is inserted into the pleural space causing inflammation and preventing fluid-up.
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