Definition of lobectomy in English:


Syllabification: lo·bec·to·my
Pronunciation: /lōˈbektəmē

noun (plural lobectomies)

  • Surgical removal of a lobe of an organ such as the thyroid gland, lung, or liver.
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    • Patients with peripheral tumors with or without metastases to hilar nodes are usually treated with surgical lobectomy or pneumonectomy.
    • The subjects were consecutive patients who required pneumonectomy or lobectomy for small peripheral lung nodules; they were not selected to represent an obstructed and nonobstructed group.
    • Seven days after the bronchoscopy the patient went to the operating room for a right lower lobe lobectomy and wedge biopsy of the right middle lung.

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