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(no͞o′mə-nĕk′tə-mē, nyo͞o′-) also pneu·mec·to·my (no͞o-mĕk′tə-mē, nyo͞o-)
n. pl. pneu·mo·nec·to·mies also pneu·mec·to·mies
Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.

[Greek pneumōn, lung; see pneumonic + -ectomy.]


(ˌnjuːməʊˈnɛktəmɪ) or


n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung
[C20: from Greek pneumōn lung + -ectomy]


(ˌnu məˈnɛk tə mi, ˌnyu-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical excision of all or part of a lung.


Surgery to remove a lung or some tissue from a lung.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pneumonectomy - surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue


n (pl -mies) neumonectomía
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Other treatments include a pneumonectomy, which removes the affected lung; this procedure is typically reserved for patients with pleural mesothelioma.
12) Their patient had vocal fold paralysis and left hilar lung cancer that had been treated with a left pneumonectomy.
coronary artery bypass surgery), surgical management of PA rupture utilizing lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and hilar clamping with direct arterial repair or PA ligation are some of the options available to the surgeon (6).
Gradual accumulation of fluid in the pneumonectomy space is expected and may take as long as 9 months to completely fill the cavity.
A left pneumonectomy was performed, and after division of the left main bronchus a completely occluding plastic pellet was found in the distal bronchus.
For the type of operative procedure, it is important to document the type/extent of resection (wedge, segmentectomy, lobectomy, bilobectomy, pneumonectomy, other) and for en bloc specimens, any attached anatomic structures received (eg, portion of rib, pericardium).
The treatment available includes surgey, pleurectomy/decortication, extrapleural pneumonectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
High definition videography enabled by laparoscopy--on the included DVDs or accessible online-- combines with traditional illustration in the printed volume to present procedures including laparoscopic esophagectomy, pancreatoduodenectomy, and bariatric revisional surgery, and thoracoscopic pneumonectomy.
Previously, treatment options were limited to surgical resection including pneumonectomy in the case of proximal pulmonary artery lesions, lobectomy in peripheral cases, or resection with segmental prosthetic graft repair (7).
esophagectomy, pneumonectomy, colectomy) had little effect on the findings.
Surgical intervention may vary from enucleation to pneumonectomy (3,7).
She had had node-negative, localized gastric adenocarcinoma 2 years earlier, which had been treated by partial gastrectomy, and pulmonary tuberculosis in 1948, which had been treated by partial pneumonectomy.