Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.

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  • n. The surgical removal of all or part of a lung.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pneumectomy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)

Etymologies

Greek pneumōn, lung; see pneumonic + -ectomy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed as pneumon- + -ectomy; equivalent to the Ancient Greek πνεῠμον- (pneumon-, "lung") + -εκτομῐ́ᾰ (-ektomia, "excision"); compare the earlier pneumotomy and the less well-formed pneumectomy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hu LM, Davies P, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Reid LM: The effects of intrauterine pneumonectomy in lambs: A morphometric study of the remaining lung at term.

    Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation publications

  • Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Hu LM, Davies P, Reid LM: Compensatory lung growth after pneumonectomy in fetal lambs: A morphometric study.

    Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation publications

  • In the 1920s, when Evarts Graham, the renowned surgeon in St. Louis who had pioneered the pneumonectomy the resection of the lung to remove tumors, was asked whether tobacco smoking had caused the increased incidence of lung cancer, he countered dismissively, “So has the use of nylon stockings.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • For cancer of the pleura pleural mesotheliomaa lung may be removed in an operation called a pneumonectomy.

    Balkinization

  • Tuffier 12.4 is quoted as showing a patient, aged twenty-nine, upon whom, for beginning tuberculosis, he had performed pneumonectomy four years before.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Tuffier is quoted as showing a patient, aged twenty-nine, upon whom, for beginning tuberculosis, he had performed pneumonectomy four years before.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • "We saw overall survival of 40 percent at five years for chemoradiation plus lobectomy, higher than seen with pneumonectomy."

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Initially, the sleeve lobectomy was considered by surgeons as an alternative procedure, because of the complex surgical technique and the possibility of not removing all of the tumor compared with the pneumonectomy.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • The sleeve lobectomy was first introduced for patients with lung cancer who were unable to tolerate a pneumonectomy due to compromised lung function.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to compare the outcomes of a sleeve lobectomy and a pneumonectomy procedure, in order to determine which is a more acceptable standard treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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