What Is A Lobectomy?

Lobectomy is a surgical procedure performed to retrieve or remove one lobe of an organ. When the lifted lobe is the lobe of the lungs then it is called pulmonary lobectomy. This procedure is done when there is an abnormality in a particular part of the lung. When the disorder is only on one of the lobe while the other lung tissue still functions normally and healthy, then lobectomy can be performed. Lobectomy is generally conducted in conjunction with thoracotomy surgery (surgery on the chest cavity).

Why lobectomy should be done?

The purposes of performing lobectomy are, a part of getting rid of the damaged lung is to prevent the spread of infection or tumor of the lobe to lobes that are still healthy. As it is known, the lung consists of five lobes 3 lobes in the right lung and two lobes in the left lung. If any of this lobe suffers abnormalities and possible of removal, then lobectomy will be done.

Lobectomy in lung disease is generally carried out at:

-Tuberculosis (TB) tuberculosis
-Lung abscess.
-Emphysema.
-Benign tumors of the lungs.
-Lung cancer.
-Fungal infections.

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