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Bilobectomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Bilobectomy

What is a Bilobectomy?

During a bilobectomy, two lobes from the lung are removed.

Also Known As:

  • Lung surgery
  • Lung lobe surgery
  • Lobe surgery

Conditions Treated with a Bilobectomy:

A bilobectomy is utilized in order to treat lung cancer.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to a Bilobectomy:

A non-surgical alternative to a bilobectomy is chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with a Bilobectomy:

A bilobectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from a Bilobectomy:

Possible risks following a bilobectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience nerve damage, lung collapse, lung failure, arrhythmia and the return or spread of lung cancer.

Prognosis after a Bilobectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following a bilobectomy is good.

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