A 45-year-old female asked:
cpt surg coder. i am unable to tell if a surgeon did a lobectomy or a segmentectomy. what are the approx sizes using cm of each lobe of each lung?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Size: Not sure that size of the removed lung tissue would be the best indicator of the type of surgery that was performed. The operative report dictation should describe the procedure performed, the anatomy seen, and the described procedure would telll what anatomic structures were transsected. A lobectomy would ligate the vascular & bronchial structures.
Answered on Jan 30, 2014
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
56 years experience General Surgery
Different: Not onsize, in lobectomy entire lobe of the lung will be removed the surgeon will removed , the surgeon will describe , dissection of blood vessels, bronchial division, logation of them before resection, in a semenation a a piece or sebment is removed.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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