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ICD-10 3241
ICD-9 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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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:52:42 -0700

Survival comparison of adenosquamous, squamous cell, and adenocarcinoma of the lung after lobectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2010; 90: 943–948. | Article | PubMed | ISI |; Nakagawa K, Yasumitu T, Fukuhara K, Shiono H, Kikui M. Poor prognosis after lung ...
The Daily Times
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:56:15 -0700

“For patients with adequate lung function, removal of a segment (segmentectomy), lobe (lobectomy) or even the entire lung (pneumonectomy) may be undertaken to maximize the chances that the tumor will not recur. Whether the patient requires a minimally ...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Minimally invasive surgery reduced the number of complications and saved money, too: a mean of $1,528 for appendectomy; $7,507 for cholectomy; and $6,290 for lobectomy. Between 44 and 68 percent of the savings came in reduced medical complications ...

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Tulsa World
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:22:30 -0700

He ran a 5K only five weeks after having a lobectomy that removed 25 percent of his lung capacity. He credits his quick recovery in part to recent technology that allowed his surgery to be performed with minimal incisions using a doctor-guided robot.
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:32:42 -0700

We performed lobectomy or segmentectomy for lung cancer, partial lung resection for metastatic lung cancer, biopsies for malignant pleural tumors, and tumor resection for benign tumors. According to the degree of pleural infiltration of pathological ...

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Daily Record
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:11:39 -0700

Rob Miscia, a 49-year-old DPW worker, got the shock of a lifetime last fall when he was diagnosed with lung cancer, specifically squamous cell carcinoma. "Words can't describe how you feel when you hear the news," said Miscia, the father of two grown ...

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The Canberra Times
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:22:30 -0700

The doctor said Costa performed poorly in those tasks – worse than people who had undergone a temporal lobectomy – but he could complete difficult tasks. Dr Langeluddecke said the results were conflicted and did not make sense. The trial before Justice ...

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