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Pneumonectomy: A pneumonectomy is the surgical removal of an entire lung.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pneumonectomy:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Pneumonectomy:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Pneumonectomy may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Pneumonectomy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Pneumonectomy may include:
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%.
Recovery period for Pneumonectomy: Six to eight weeks.
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.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Pneumonectomy) include:
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