What is a peritonectomy?


Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of this rare form of cancer. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common and while it affects the mesothelium of the chest cavity, peritoneal mesothelioma is the cancer of the tissue lining the abdominal cavity. As with its more common counterpart, this type of mesothelioma is difficult to treat and patients do not usually have a good prognosis.

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