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Lobectomy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 3241
ICD-9 32.3
eMedicine ped/

Lobectomy means surgical excision of a lobe. This may refer to a lobe of the lung,[1] a lobe of the thyroid (hemithyroidectomy), or a lobe of the brain (as in anterior temporal lobectomy).

Lung lobectomy[edit]

A lobectomy of the lung is performed in early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients. It is not performed on patients that have lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Tumor size, type, and location are major factors as to whether a lobectomy is performed. This can be due to cancer or smoking. Lung lobectomies are performed on patients as young as eleven or twelve who have no cancer or smoking history, but have conditions from birth or early childhood that need the operation. Such patients will have reduced lung capacity which tends to limit their range of activities through life. They often need to use inhalers on a daily basis, and are often classified as being asthmatic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rocco G, Internullo E, Cassivi SD, Van Raemdonck D, Ferguson MK (2008). "The variability of practice in minimally invasive thoracic surgery for pulmonary resections.". Thorac Surg Clin 18 (3): 235–47. doi:10.1016/j.thorsurg.2008.06.002. PMID 18831498. 

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32 news items

 
News-Medical.net
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:15 -0700

Lobectomy and anatomic segmentectomy appear to offer similar perioperative and oncological outcomes in patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), analysis suggests. Noting that anatomic segmentectomy is considered to be “a ...
 
DigitalJournal.com
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:05:42 -0700

At the age of 2, Yasmin's doctors discovered part of her right lung was severely damaged, and she underwent a lobectomy that removed part of her right lung; Yasmin remained in the hospital for three months. She has since undergone multiple surgeries ...

The Legal Intelligencer

The Legal Intelligencer
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:30 -0700

Gump was initially taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, before being transferred to UPMC Mercy, where a partial temporal lobectomy was performed to relieve pressure from brain swelling. She had been diagnosed with an acute subdural hematoma ...
 
Emporia Gazette
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:56:15 -0700

Doctors performed a lobectomy at that time, removing the left frontal lobe of her brain. This stopped the seizures but for only six short months. Tumors and seizures are not the only ramifications of TSC that Avery experiences. She has also been ...

Cornell Chronicle

Cornell Chronicle
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:03:45 -0700

Specialized chemotherapy shrunk her 7-centimeter tumor considerably, allowing for surgical intervention. However, a left lobectomy and later wedge resection proved not to be enough, and she was also forced to limit her use of medications due to ...

The Legal Intelligencer

The Legal Intelligencer
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Rettger underwent surgery the next day, including a partial lobectomy, but "because the necessary medical and surgery measure came too late ... herniation was not prevented, and could not be reversed," the plaintiffs argued in court papers. Rettger was ...
 
WTNH
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0700

Neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Gerrard pointed out, “temporal lobectomy is a very effective treatment for epilepsy but you can't have a temporal lobectomy on both sides of the brain or it will create significant amnesia in patients. They won't be able to form ...

KITV Honolulu

KITV Honolulu
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:22:14 -0700

Originally treated for asthma, it soon became evident that she had a much more serious condition. When she was 2, her doctors discovered that her lungs had been damaged and she would require a Lobectomy, where a portion of her lungs was removed.
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