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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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Thoracoscopic: Right Upper Lobectomy

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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 13:11:15 -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 ...
 
Newswise (press release)
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:18:45 -0800

Robotic lobectomy is a type of lung cancer surgery that removes the entire tumor and affected lobe through small incisions in the chest. Robotic lobectomy utilizes advanced technology and techniques to treat forms of thoracic cancer, reducing the pain ...

Lung Disease News

Lung Disease News
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:38:20 -0800

pneumonectomy A new retrospective study on the advantages of thoracoscopic pneumonectomy over standard, open lobectomy entitled “Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy: An 11-Year Experience” was published in Chest by Dr. Athar Battoo, from Roswell Park ...
 
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:52:30 -0800

Removal of an entire lung lobe may offer patients with early stage lung cancer better overall survival compared with a partial resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may offer the same survival benefit as a lobectomy for some patients ...
 
Medical Xpress
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:07:30 -0800

In contrast to thoracoscopic lobectomy, which has been associated with dramatic reductions in pain compared with the open technique, VATS pneumonectomy did not yield early reductions in pain or incidence of complications. "But with time, those patients ...
 
New York Times
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:20:13 -0800

I feel fortunate that my endocrinologists and surgeon at Boston Medical Center were responsive to my needs, were willing to consider all the options, and did a lobectomy rather than a total thyroidectomy. Cancer is inevitably very stressful, but it ...

Medical Daily

Medical Daily
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:23:20 -0700

... brain removed than science does of recreating fiction. Score one for happy accidents. Source: Binks S, Chan D, Medford N. Abolition of lifelong specific phobia: a novel therapeutic consequence of left mesial temporal lobectomy. Neurocase. 2014 ...
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