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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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Medgadget.com (blog)

Medgadget.com (blog)
Thu, 28 May 2015 09:41:15 -0700

There are four types of lung surgery namely pneumonectomy, segmentectomy or wedge resection, lobectomy and sleeve resection. Pneumonectomy is a surgical procedure that includes removal of entire lung, while in segmentectomy, a small wedge shaped ...
Cancer Network
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:33:45 -0700

“If a patient cannot undergo lobectomy as the primary treatment, it has been suggested that WR should be combined with brachytherapy to achieve results equivalent to lobectomy,” wrote study authors led by Bhupesh Parashar, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical ...
Irish Independent
Tue, 26 May 2015 04:15:00 -0700

In a victim impact statement read to the court, retired solicitor Simon Kennedy spoke of the impact the embezzlement by his former secretary has had on himself, his family and his practice. He said he set up his legal practice in 1983 and Pauline Maher ...

Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy Research UK
Tue, 26 May 2015 06:54:23 -0700

Deficits were observed across visual and auditory domains, while studies on anterior temporal lobectomy patients reported outcomes similar to those seen in presurgical patients. These findings, collated from current evidence, supported the conclusion ...

MedPage Today

MedPage Today
Tue, 19 May 2015 11:22:30 -0700

Overall survival rates for resectable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) might improve if treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) rather than lobectomy, the current standard of care, reports a phase III randomized U.S.-Dutch ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 05:33:45 -0700

Lobectomy is standard therapy for operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the less invasive option of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) could offer an alternative. A pooled analysis of data from two clinical trials shows that ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 08 May 2015 09:20:10 -0700

In fact, if screening finds cancer, some seniors won't withstand the surgery, usually a lobectomy, that may cure it. The post-surgical death rate in the national trial was just 1 percent, but that involved major medical centers with specialized ...


Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:15:00 -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 ...

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