Definition of pneumonectomy in English:


Syllabification: pneu·mo·nec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͞omōˈnektəmē

noun (plural pneumonectomies)

  • Surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung.
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    • The method might also be applied to answer the question whether compensatory lung growth after pneumonectomy occurs by formation of new alveoli or by enlargement of existing alveoli.
    • The first, pneumonectomy, is a full resection of the affected lung.
    • Lobectomy was performed in 34 cases and pneumonectomy in 10 cases.

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