from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical excision of a lobe, as of the lung.
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- n. The surgical removal of a lobe from an organ such as the lung or the brain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. surgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body (such as the lung or brain).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body (as the lung or brain)
Just a month ago, she had to go back into the hospital for another week for a surgical procedure known as a lobectomy – to remove the scar tissue in the upper bronchus of her lung which had resulted in a lot of catastrophic coughing.
That was for a single incident of adeno carcinoma (a lung lobectomy with complications requiring a second surgery to remove mrsa fluid congealed in my chest cavity).
The finding that fetuses with hydrops are at very high risk for fetal or neonatal demise led to the performance of either fetal surgical resection of the massively enlarged pulmonary lobe (fetal lobectomy) for cystic/solid lesions or thoracoamniotic shunting for lesions with a dominant cyst.
Our experienced pediatric surgeons can safely perform a thoracotomy and lobectomy in infants with minimal risk of morbidity, and thoracoscopic resection has been performed.
Neonates with respiratory compromise due to a cystic lung lesion require prompt surgical resection, usually by lobectomy.
Similarly, removal of a malformed lung lobe would be called “thoracoscopic lobectomy.”
In a lobectomy, the surgeon removes only the section — called a lobe — that contains the lump.
Your child will need either a lobectomy or a total thyroidectomy.
She be having a lung-lobectomy and has a big worry.
A month of tests and trauma later, Brian had a lobectomy to remove the lung lobe with the tumor.