Decortication

Also known as: Pleurectomy and decortication
Pleurectomy and decortication is surgery to remove part of the covering of the lungs and lining of the chest and part of the outside surface of the lungs.

Providence Thoracic Surgery Program provides specialized surgical treatment for disorders of the chest organs, particularly the lungs and esophagus.

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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s home page with links to all types of cancer, symptoms, treatment options, statistics trials and ways to contribute.