Definition of pneumonectomy in English:

pneumonectomy

Line breaks: pneu¦mon|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːmə(ʊ)ˈnɛktəmi
 
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noun (plural pneumonectomies)

[mass noun]
  • 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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