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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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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.
Because of advanced age, clinical status, or extent of disease, few patients with mesothelioma are suitable for extrapleural pneumonectomy or radical pleurectomy/decortication; therefore, diagnosis is usually based on biopsy alone.
Surgical management of pleural disease can take the form of open surgeries, which include decortication, pleurectomy, and extrapleural pneumonectomy, and minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgeries (VATS), which may involve pleurodesis.
An extrapleural pneumonectomy is usually performed for stage I disease, when the tumor is limited to one hemithorax, invading the pleura and involving the lung, endothoracic fascia, diaphragm, or pericardium.