Lobectomy (lung)

Lobectomy (lung)

Lobectomy of the lung is a surgical operation where a lobe of the lung is removed. It is done to remove a portion of diseased lung, such as early stage lung cancer.cite journal |author=Deslauriers J, Grégoire J |title=Surgical therapy of early non-small cell lung cancer |journal=Chest |volume=117 |issue=4 Suppl 1 |pages=104S–109S |year=2000 |pmid=10777463 | url=http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/full/117/4_suppl_1/104S |accessdate=2007-09-14 |doi=10.1378/chest.117.4_suppl_1.104S]


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