pneumonectomy

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pneumonectomy

[‚nü·mə′nek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of an entire lung.
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Adoption of pleurectomy and decortication for malignant mesothelioma leads to similar survival as extrapleural pneumonectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016;151:478.84.
These include, for extrapleural pneumonectomy specimens, such findings as emphysema, small airways disease, respiratory bronchiolitis, asbestosis, asbestos bodies, talc granulomas, and pleural plaques.
The surgical interventions include pleurodesis, parietal pleurectomy, and extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP).
Tumor Size.--For pleural mesotheliomas that are received as radical surgical (extrapleural pneumonectomy or pleurectomy/decortication) specimens, attempting to measure the dimensions of individual tumor nodules is neither simple (because the distinction between tumor and fibrotic reaction may be difficult to assess) nor informative.