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ICD-10 3241
ICD-9-CM 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.


  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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EurekAlert (press release)
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:15:00 -0700

He cited his and colleagues' study "Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy versus lobectomy for operable stage I non-small-cell lung cancer: a pooled analysis of two randomized trials," published in Lancet Oncology in May 2015, as his most recent career ...


Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:48:45 -0700

At Rush, thoracic surgeons are leaders in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), a minimally invasive technique, for lobectomy - the removal of a portion of a lung. Lobectomy is the most effective operation for removing localized lung tumors, but ...

Baylor College of Medicine News (press release) (blog)

Baylor College of Medicine News (press release) (blog)
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Early stage lung cancer patients may have a less invasive option when it comes to surgery. Baylor College of Medicine Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Bryan Burt says video-assisted lobectomies are becoming a more common technique for treating select patients.


Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:10:23 -0700

The biopsied tissue is then classified as benign or cancerous, but about 20 to 30 percent are classified as “indeterminate.” Those patients with uncertain results are often told to surgically remove the thyroid or have a partial surgery, or lobectomy ...
Times of India
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:33:45 -0700

KOLKATA: When R D Burman scored for the Bengali film 'Akrosh', he got her to record the song 'police tomar'. Much before that, Bappi Lahiri had recorded 'Gopal re' with her for the film 'Asha O Bhalobasha'. When director Aniruddha Roychowdhury made his ...


Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:23:59 -0700

“We have demonstrated that positive margins are not that uncommon and occur in roughly 4% of patients receiving lobectomy for stage I or II non-small cell lung cancer [NSCLC],” Brian C. Gulack, MD, of Duke University, said during a presentation at the ...

The Visitor

The Visitor
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:56:15 -0700

Further tests revealed Sheila had lung cancer which was a big blow for her husband, three children and seven grandchildren. It was hoped the tumour could be removed via a lobectomy which is a partial removal of one of the lobes of the lungs, but during ...

Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:05:46 -0700

Merck is recruiting for a phase 3 study of Keytruda (pembrolizumab), where "participants with Stage IB/II-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have undergone surgical resection (lobectomy or pneumonectomy) with or without adjuvant chemotherapy ...

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