Lung cancer surgeryBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04119
- Lung cancer surgery
- Airways and air sacs of the lungs
- Bronchioles and alveoli
Lung cancer surgery
Lung cancer surgery can involve removing a portion of the lung or the entire lung. An operation to remove the lung cancer and a small portion of healthy tissue is called a wedge resection. Removing a larger area of the lung is called segmental resection. Surgery to remove one of the lung's five lobes is called lobectomy. Removing an entire lung is called pneumonectomy.