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    MINI 25 - Trials, Radiation and Other (ID 142)

    • Event: WCLC 2015
    • Type: Mini Oral
    • Track: Thymoma, Mesothelioma and Other Thoracic Malignancies
    • Presentations: 1
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      MINI25.12 - Hospital Resource Utilization and Outcomes of Pleurectomy Compared to Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Mesothelioma (ID 2539)

      16:45 - 18:15  |  Author(s): M. Selch

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      Although extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) provide similar survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), we sought to compare the two procedures in terms of another important outcome" hospital resource utilization (RU).

      With IRB approval, we retrospectively reviewed our prospective database to determine RU (ICU and hospital stay, mechanical ventilation, and central line use, etc) and Kaplan-Meier median survival (MS) for patient undergoing P/D. Our results are compared with similar findings for EPP reported in the literature.

      We identified 121 pts on an "intent to treat" basis from 1997-2011. 94 (77.7%) were male. Mean age was 65.9 yrs (range 27-84). Comorbidities included hypertension 45.5%, coronary artery disease 11.6%, diabetes 10.7%, and vascular disease 6.2%. Mean surgical time was 7 hrs 57 mins (range 3 hrs 15 min–14 hrs 21 min). R1 resection was achieved in 116 (95.9%). Microscopic "margins" were assessed in 63 with 40 (63.5%) positive. Pathologic T- and N-staging is shown in Table 1. Morbidity was mostly limited to air leaks >10 days 41 (33.9%) and atrial arrhythmias 38 (31.4%). Three patients (2.5%) died. Relevant RU data included: intraoperative CVP lines 3 (2.5%), OR extubation 113 (93.4%), no ICU stay 99 (81.7%), and mean hospital stay 10 (range 5-103) days. RU data with P/D + RTx is compared to EPP as reported by others (figure 1). MS was 13.8 mos for all patients and 17.8 mos for epithelioid histology, which was better than biphasic (10.3 mos) and sarcomatoid (2.1 mos) subtypes (p<0.01). MS for 85/121 patients (70.2%) who completed P/D + RTx was 19.7 mos. MS for similar groups of EPP patients is reportedly 16.8-19 mos (eg, Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1999;117(1):54-65 and J Clin Oncol 2009;27(18):3007-13).

      Conclusions: P/D +RTx provide essentially the same outcomes as EPP with less use of hospital resources
      T Stage N Stage
      0 0 57(47.1%)
      1 0 3(2.5%)
      2 24(19.8%) 58(47.9%)
      3 70(57.9%) 0
      4 27(22.3%) -
      Figure 1

      P/D provides essentially the same outcomes as EPP with less use of hospital resources.

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