Extrapleural pneumonectomy. Definition

Medical Definition: Extrapleural pneumonectomy

Surgery to remove a diseased lung, part of the pericardium (the membrane covering the heart), part of the diaphragm (the muscle between the lungs and abdomen) and part of the parietal pleura (the lining of the chest). This type of surgery is most often used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

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