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Lobectomy

  • William J. White
  • C. Max Lang

Abstract

Thoracotomy (Gk thōrax, breastplate and Gk. tomē, a cutting) refers to the process of surgically incising the chest, and pneumonectomy (Gk. pneumōn, lung and Gk. ektomē, excision) to the process of removing a lung. In clinical practice, however, pneumonectomy is rare.1 The lung operation performed most commonly is a lobectomy (Gk. lobos, lobe and Gk. ektomē, excision) or the removal of a single lobe of the lung.1 In occasional cases, small segments of a lobe are excised for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

Keywords

Chest Tube Intercostal Space Latissimus Dorsi Left Pulmonary Artery Apical Lobe 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

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  • William J. White
  • C. Max Lang

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