adhesion after a lung lobectomy

What is the recovery time on lung cancer lobectomy?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery
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1 month


Most patients are discharged from hospital by day 4. By 2 weeks most are not on narcotics and by 1 month they should begin normal activity. The results with VATS is better than thoracotomy.
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Dr. David T. Cooke
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Depends on approach


Generally recovery time after minimally invasive lobectomy either by VATS or robot is fairly fast, 2-3 weeks before back to baseline. Longer for traditional open surgery.
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How soon after lung cancer lobectomy can I go back to work?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In this case


you need to OBEY your surgeon! A lot can happen to a person have a thoracic procedure and there is not one answer. Your surgeon know you literally from inside out, and he or she should be your source for this question's answer, not HealthTap Panelists.
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Is it normal for rib cage to look caved in after lobectomy for lung cancer?

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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
General Surgery
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Depends


Rib resection may leave a gap of support structures. Ask your surgeon
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Physical rehabilitation

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Take a little walk. It will expand your lungs. Prevent P-N-A.

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Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine
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How long will I need to wait after a lung cancer lobectomy before going back to work?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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Usually 4-6 wks


But this question is always better answered by the surgeon that operated on your chest. They may have a very good reason to allow you back sooner, or keep you at rest longer. I can promise you they will not mind you asking them!
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I take Atrovent, Symbicort and Pro-Air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer. Can I donate platelets?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery
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Probably not.


As a general rule, cancer patients are not used as blood donors or blood component donors. Nevertheless, you may check with the blood bank. It looks like you survived your lung cancer but not knowing the initial staging and cell type and not knowing about recent PET scan status makes it uncertain.
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COPD

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Lung function can't be regained. However, exercise capacity will minimize your symptoms. Exercise more!

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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?

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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
General Surgery
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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.
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my sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...past 2 recent ct scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

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Could be recurrence


This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed. See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding. Was the PET scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive.
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Does anyone know what lung adhesions are / what they are caused by?

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Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery
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Illness or nature


Many things cause adhesions, which are basically scar tissue. They can be caused by injury, surgery or infection. They can also just occur naturally. The real question is whether the adhesions are in any way restrictive, affecting respiratory status.
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What's a frontal lobectomy?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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A mistake?


Frontal LOBOTOMY, a procedure rarely perfomed in which the frontal lobe of the brain is removed. A lobectomy generally refers to removal of one lobe of the lung, none of which are frontal.
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severe post lobectomy pain ?

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Dr. Carlo M. Contreras
Surgical Oncology
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What kind?


There are several different kinds of lobectomy: liver, thyroid, or lung. If you can be a little more specific we would be happy to answer your question.
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