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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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Pulmonary lobectomy

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

Thoracoscopic: Right Middle Lobectomy

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Thoracoscopic: Right Lower Lobectomy

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Thoracoscopic: Right Upper Lobectomy

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Left Upper Lobectomy Techniques

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Lung Cancer News Today
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:56:15 -0800

Society of Thoracic Surgeons The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has awarded Rush University Medical Center's Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery with a three-star lobectomy rating for their surgical lung cancer removal technique.
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 02:18:45 -0800

IntroductionThoracoscopic lobectomy for congenital pulmonary airway malformation has been indicated from the neonatal period to adolescence. However, it is difficult to approach the pulmonary artery for lobectomy in congenital lung malformations with ...
 
Healio
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:09:02 -0800

The majority of patients (84%) underwent surgery alone, whereas 9% underwent chemotherapy following a lobectomy, and 7% underwent postoperative radiation treatment with or without adjuvant chemotherapy. Patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy ...
 
News-Medical.net
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:18:01 -0800

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy offers better short-term outcomes for patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than open lobectomy, multi-institutional research confirms. “We believe that this study adds to the ...
 
News-Medical.net
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:15:39 -0800

Lobectomy may the best option for elderly patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are able to undergo surgery, say researchers from the US. Despite it being a more extensive procedure than sublobar resection, the team found ...

Oncology Nurse Advisor

Oncology Nurse Advisor
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:19:56 -0800

The goal was a retrospective population-based analysis to compare the commonly used lobectomy (removal of the entire lobe of lung) with sublobar resection (removal of the part containing the tumor) and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), a type ...
 
News-Medical.net
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:35:12 -0800

Surgery to remove localized tumors is the only reliable way to cure lung cancer, the most prevalent cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. The most common operation performed to remove these cancers is a lobectomy (removal of an ...
 
Newswise (press release)
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:33:45 -0800

Newswise — Chicago – Continuing its commitment to increase public awareness and understanding of cardiothoracic surgical outcomes, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of surgical outcomes ...
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