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Lobectomy
Classification and external resources
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.

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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Oncology Nurse Advisor
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:44:28 -0700

Routine use of a molecular testing panel greatly decreased the need for an initial lobectomy to confirm diagnosis in patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, reported researchers. The test improved the chances of patients undergoing the correct ...
 
The Oncology Report
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0700

The current standard of therapy is en bloc removal of the parathyroid tumor and ipsilateral lobectomy, isthmusectomy, and central lymph node dissection. Over at least 5 years of follow-up, neither tumor size nor lymph node status was significantly ...

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Cystic Fibrosis News Today
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:00 -0700

She's battled cystic fibrosis all her life, and has been exhibiting a steady decline in her health. Back in 2008, Sophie underwent a lobectomy or removal of one of her lungs. At present, she is on the donor's watch list for her long overdue double lung ...

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fox6now.com
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:18:00 -0700

Sarah went to Northwestern University in Chicago for a lobectomy. Surgeons removed the entire upper lobe of her right lung. “Our concern would be, if you lose some of your lung, your lung function, your ability to exercise, your ability to breathe well ...
 
Huffington Post (blog)
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:11:15 -0700

A patient was having a pulmonary lobectomy, using only acupuncture needles for anesthesia. During the procedure, the patient was speaking with the nurses, sipping tea, and eating mandarin oranges, while the surgeon was cutting open the patient's rib ...
 
San Diego Fishing News
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0700

Ultimately, Machado would succumb to lung cancer after a hard fight that included a lobectomy surgery this spring and multiple cycles of intense chemotherapy treatment. He was 54 years old. Click to enlarge image joe-machado-big-bass.jpg; Click to ...
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