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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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Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:01:53 -0700

Caden also had two different radical brain surgical procedures, one severing the two hemispheres of his brain in hopes to limit the amount of seizures and another call a lobectomy (the new, less stigmatized word for lobotomy). The right frontal lobe of ...
 
SanTanValley.com
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Removal of the entire lobe of lung may offer patients with early-stage lung cancer better overall survival when compared with a partial resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may offer the same survival benefit as a lobectomy for some ...

BioNews Texas

BioNews Texas
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:13:16 -0700

For patients with early-stage disease, there are 3 treatment options: lobectomy, or removal of the entire lobe of lung; sublobar resection, or removal of the part of the lung that contains the tumor; and SABR, a precise form of radiation therapy that ...

Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Daily Record
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:20:35 -0700

Max McGhie, from St Leonards, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare and devastating form of epilepsy. The drug resistant condition meant 14-year-old Max suffered from multiple seizures every day of his life ... any one of which could have proved ...
 
Medical Xpress
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:52:30 -0700

Removal of the entire lobe of lung may offer patients with early-stage lung cancer better overall survival when compared with a partial resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may offer the same survival benefit as a lobectomy for some ...

Lung Cancer News Today

Lung Cancer News Today
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:30 -0700

Currently, there are three treatment options available for patients diagnosed in the early-stages of the disease: lobectomy (removal of the entire lobe of lung), sublobar resection (removal of the area of the lung containing the tumor), and SABR (a ...

St. George Daily Spectrum

St. George Daily Spectrum
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:48:45 -0700

Surgical treatment may include wedge resection where a small section of the lung is removed; segmental resection to remove a larger portion of lung; lobectomy to remove the entire lobe of one lung, and pneumonectomy to remove the entire lung. Serious ...

MedPage Today

MedPage Today
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:08:02 -0700

... gene expression through fine-needle aspiration of specimens is now used in clinical practice in an effort to reduce thyroidectomies performed for benign nodules and tumors and determining the extent of initial surgery (lobectomy versus total ...
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