A 30-year-old member asked:
is the pneumonectomy a risky thing to do?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Brittany Chan answered
9 years experience Pediatrics
Benefit vs risk: A pneumonectomy is a major surgery in which an entire lung is removed. Like any major surgery, there can be complications - some serious. Risks include bleeding, infection, irregular heartbeat, blood clots after surgery, & even a heart attack. However, if you have a serious illness like lung cancer, the benefit to surgery may outweigh the risks. I urge you to discuss concerns w/ your doctor.
Answered on Mar 10, 2012
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