noun (plural pneumonectomies)
Surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung.
- 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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