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Glossary: wedge resection, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

wedge resection

(wej ree-SEK-shun)

Surgery to remove a triangle-shaped slice of tissue. It may be used to remove a tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it.

Wedge resection of the lung; shows trachea and lungs with cancer in a lung lobe.  The removed lung tissue with the cancer and small amount of healthy tissue around it is shown next to the lung lobe it was removed from.

Wedge resection of the lung. Part of the lung lobe containing the cancer and a small amount of healthy tissue around it is removed.

2003-07-26

2009-10-05