Definition of lobectomy in English:

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lobectomy

Pronunciation: /ləʊbˈɛktəmi/

noun (plural lobectomies)

[mass noun]
Surgical removal of a lobe of an organ such as the thyroid gland, lung, liver, or brain.
Example sentences
  • 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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