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Pneumonectomy: A pneumonectomy is the surgical removal of an entire lung.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Pneumonectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pneumonectomy:

Non-Surgical Options: Pneumonectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Pneumonectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Pneumonectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Pneumonectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Pneumonectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Pneumonectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Pneumonectomy

Possible surgical complications of Pneumonectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Pneumonectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: About half of all patients experience some short-term complications following a pneumonectomy, particularly for patients suffering from emphysema or other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); however, the survival rate is above 90%.

Pneumonectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Pneumonectomy: Six to eight weeks.

Descriptions of Pneumonectomy

Pneumonectomy: An operation to remove an entire lung.
Source: National Institute of Health

Pneumonectomy: surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pneumonectomy : surgical excision of lung tissue, especially of an entire lung.
Source: CRISP

Pneumonectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Pneumonectomy) include:

  • Lung removal

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