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Removal of a giant hepatocellular adenoma via lobectomy of left liver lobe
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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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Orlando Business Journal

Orlando Business Journal
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0800

Orlando Health received its second consecutive overall 3 Star Rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for providing excellent care to patients undergoing bypass surgery and lobectomy for lung cancer. The 3 Star Rating is the highest mark awarded, ...
Newswise (press release)
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:37:30 -0800

Newswise — ORLANDO, Fla. (February 5, 2016) --- Orlando Health received its second, consecutive Overall 3 Star Rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for providing excellent care to patients undergoing bypass surgery and lobectomy for lung ...

Cancer Therapy Advisor

Cancer Network
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:09:38 -0700

Though NCCN guidelines currently recommend lobectomy with systematic lymph node sampling for stage IA disease, several recent observational studies have shown similar survival with limited resection (wedge resection or segmentectomy), in particular ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:41:15 -0800

The National Cancer Data Base, an oncology outcomes database maintained by the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons with 30 million historical records, was examined for NSCLC patients who underwent lobectomy between ...
Outbreak News Today
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:52:30 -0800

Thyroid surgery may involve the procedure known as thyroidectomy, which is the total or near-total removal of the thyroid. Partial thyroidectomy, otherwise known as thyroid lobectomy, is also possible. It involves the removal of only a part of the ...
MedPage Today
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:56:47 -0700

Limited resection is not equivalent to lobectomy when used to treat older patients with stage IA lung cancer of invasive cell types, namely invasive adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, a population-based study has now determined. Instead, these ...


Sun, 24 Jan 2016 18:03:45 -0800

... where the lung cancer and a small portion of healthy tissue is removed is called a wedge resection; removal of a larger portion of the lung is referred to as a segmental resection and surgery to remove one of the lobes of the lung is called a ...
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:02:24 -0800

The research team analyzed the National Cancer Database to identify patients with NSCLC who underwent lobectomy between 2010 and 2011 for tumors smaller than 7 cm and with no apparent lymph node involvement prior to surgery. They compared the ...

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