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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.]
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(ˌnjuːməʊˈnɛktəmɪ) or


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

n., pl. -mies.
surgical excision of all or part of a lung.
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Surgery to remove a lung or some tissue from a lung.
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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
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n (pl -mies) neumonectomía
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These multimodality strategies were to perform extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), adjuvant hemithoracic irradiation (high dose or intensity.modulated radiation treatment [IMRT]) and chemotherapy or to perform pleurectomy and decortication (P/D), chemotherapy, and prophylactic irradiation to the incisions.
Surgical resection for patients with MPM can include either (1) pleurectomy/decortication (P/D), which is complete removal of the involved pleura and all gross tumor; or (2) extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), which is en bloc resection of the involved pleura, lung, ipsilateral diaphragm, and often the pericardium.
Berthelsen et al., "Pulmonary toxicity following IMRT after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma," Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol.
Count (%) Age, y, median (range) 74 (35-94) Sex Male 63 (78) Female 18 (22) Type Pleural 80 (99) Peritoneal 1 (1) Subtype Epithelioid 57 (70) Biphasic 13 (16) Sarcomatoid 11 (14) Treatment Surgery * 2 (2) Chemotherapy 23 (28) Radiotherapy 9(11) BAP1 score (surgical) <50% 47 (58) [greater than or equal to] 50% 34 (42) BAP1 score (cytology) <50% 34 (60) [greater than or equal to] 50% 23 (40) * Extrapleural pneumonectomy: EPP.