Wedge resection (lung)

Wedge resection (lung)

Wedge resection of the lung is a surgical operation where a part of a lung is removed. It is done to remove a localized portion of diseased lung, such as early stage lung cancer.cite journal |author=Nakamura H, Kazuyuki S, Kawasaki N, Taguchi M, Kato H |title=History of limited resection for non-small cell lung cancer |journal=Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery |volume=11 |issue=6 |pages=356–62 |year=2005 |pmid=16401982 | url=http://www.atcs.jp/pdf/2005_11_6/356.pdf |accessdate=2007-09-14]

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