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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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Pulmonary lobectomy

Resection of lung tumor in lower left lobe. The tumor diameter was 7 cm, a lobectomy was necessary for control of disease.

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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 ...
 
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 ...

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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 ...
 
Product Design & Development
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:48:45 -0700

... noninvasive or minimally invasive therapy or watchful waiting, whereas nodules that have characteristics corresponding to the “poor” group would be managed with current standard of care, such as lobectomy, and perhaps additional adjuvant therapy.”.

Oncology Update

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:37:30 -0700

Lobectomy may offer patients with early-stage lung cancer better overall survival compared with a partial resection, according to a study that compares treatments in older patients. For some patients, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may offer ...

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:41:15 -0700

She was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer six years ago, but Amy survived. "I had a left upper lobe lobectomy which is removing the left upper lobe of my lung and chemotherapy. We caught it early so that's why six years later, I'm sitting here," says ...
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