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Glossary: pneumonectomy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

pneumonectomy

(NOO-moh-NEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove all of one lung. In a partial pneumonectomy, one or more lobes of a lung are removed.

Pneumonectomy; drawing shows the trachea, lymph nodes, and lungs, with cancer in one lung. The removed lung with the cancer is shown.

Pneumonectomy. The whole lung is removed.

2008-01-09