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Lobectomy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 3241
ICD-9 32.3
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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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The News Journal
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:48:36 -0700

One option is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, or VATS, which uses a tiny camera and surgical tools to keep the cutting to a minimum. Another, even more novel approach is a robotic lobectomy, in which mechanical arms make four to five incisions of ...
 
The Oncology Report
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:33:45 -0700

Major finding: Overall survival was 54% for anatomic segmentectomy and 60% for lobectomy, a nonsignificant difference; both locoregional recurrence rates (5.5% and 5.1%, respectively) and distant recurrence rates (14.8% and 11.6%) also showed no ...
 
Futurity: Research News
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:03:45 -0700

A lobectomy, which is a surgical operation to remove half of the thyroid, is then needed to diagnose or rule-out thyroid cancer. In the case of a postoperative cancer diagnosis, a second surgery is required to remove the rest of the thyroid ...

Medscape

Medscape
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:22:30 -0700

"We found that rural hospitals were less likely to perform minimally invasive surgery for three of the four procedures studied (appendectomy, colectomy, and hysterectomy, the fourth being lobe lobectomy). This disparity may be due to the broad range of ...
 
Medical Xpress
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:00 -0700

A lobectomy, which is a surgical operation to remove half of the thyroid, is then needed to diagnose or rule-out thyroid cancer. In the case of a postoperative cancer diagnosis, a second surgery is required to remove the rest of the thyroid ...

Medscape

Medscape
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:41:15 -0700

There was noticeable discordance between actual and predicted utilization of the surgery (range of actual to predicted ratio for appendectomy 0-1.49; colectomy 0-3.88; hysterectomy 0-6.68; lung lobectomy 0-2.51). Surgical complications were less common ...
 
News-Medical.net
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700

A lobectomy, which is a surgical operation to remove half of the thyroid, is then needed to diagnose or rule-out thyroid cancer. In the case of a postoperative cancer diagnosis, a second surgery is required to remove the rest of the thyroid ...

MedPage Today

MedPage Today
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:03:41 -0700

MIS rates for appendectomy, colectomy, hysterectomy, and lung lobectomy varied as much as 75-fold by procedure, hospital type, and location. Complication rates for all four procedures were significantly lower with MIS versus open surgery, as reported ...
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