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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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Type of procedure Arndt group (n-40) L-DLT group (n=40) Lobectomy Right-sided 16 14 Left-sided 8 10 Pneumonectomy Right-sided 1 0 Left-sided 1 2 Upper and middle 14 14 esophageal resection Airway parameters Mallampati grade 2.
Following months of battling multi-drug resistant infection, it became necessary to remove the patient's right lung, marking the first pneumonectomy or lung removal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
The patients of the main group were hospitalized for radical surgery in the volume of lobectomy, bilobectomy, pneumonectomy, combined treatment, or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for tumor biopsy.
Tracheobronchial MEC is surgically treated with pneumonectomy, lobectomy, and sleeve lobectomy.
After this step, pneumonectomy was performed for the left lung, and the extracted tissue freezed in liquid nitrogen for malondialdehyde (MDA) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) measurements.
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A pneumonectomy is the removal or partremoval of which part of the human body?
Right pneumonectomy for resection of a posterior mediastinal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma arising from Castleman disease.
Analysis of correlation of particular risk factors with POAF yielded statistically significant correlation (p<0,05) for age (Tables 7, 8 and 9), sex (Tables 10, 11 and 12), pneumonectomy versus other resections (Tables 13, 14, 15 and 16), generalized atherosclerotic disease (in our study, it was defined as comorbidity including history of myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular insult, diagnosis of coronary disease and peripheral vascular disease) (Tables 17, 18 and 19), and ASA status (Tables 20, 21 and 22).
1%) underwent sublobar resection, and 489 underwent anatomic resection (including pneumonectomy in 5 patients, lobectomy in 476 patients, and bilobectomy in 8 patients).
The thoracotomy segment further sub segmented into lobectomy, sleeve resection, segmentectomy, and pneumonectomy.