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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Lung Removal (Overview)

Lung resection surgery includes usually lobectomy and pneumonectomy. The lung is divided anatomically into 3 lobes on the right and 2 lobes on the left. Surgical removal of a lobe is called a lobectomy. Removal of the entire lung is called a pneumonectomy. These are usually done via a thoracotomy incision but can be done with small incisions or vats surgery.


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Else ever experienced lung removal?

Else ever experienced lung removal?

Countless patients: Depending on functional status of remaining lung tissue and extent of resection, most patients lead an entirely normal life after lung resection. ...Read more

Dr. Loki Skylizard
12 doctors shared insights

Lung Removal (Overview)

Lung resection surgery includes usually lobectomy and pneumonectomy. The lung is divided anatomically into 3 lobes on the right and 2 lobes on the left. Surgical removal of a lobe is called a lobectomy. Removal of the entire lung is called a pneumonectomy. These are usually done via a thoracotomy incision but can be done with small incisions or vats surgery.


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What is the definition or description of: lung removal?

What is the definition or description of: lung removal?

Lung removal: Lung resection surgery includes usually lobectomy and pneumonectomy. The lung is divided anatomically into 3 lobes on the right and 2 lobes on the left. Surgical removal of a lobe is called a lobectomy. Removal of the entire lung is called a pneumonectomy. These are usually done via a thoracotomy incision but can be done with small incisions or vats surgery. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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I'll be undergoing a lung removal operation. What can I expect?

I'll be undergoing a lung removal operation. What can I expect?

Talk: Talk with your surgeon. Ask them to draw exactly what they will be doing. Ask about the recovery process, both while in the hospital and once you leave. ...Read more

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Will I be in the icu after a right middle lobe lung removal? Will I be on a ventilator?

Will I be in the icu after a right middle lobe lung removal? Will I be on a ventilator?

ICU: Many thoracic surgical procedures require ICU admission post operatively Many procedures also result in patients remaining on a mechanical ventilator. There are many variables that go into those decisions. The patients comorbidities , complications during the procedure as well as the skill of the surgeon and anesthesiologist and the nursing and surgical teams responsible for your care. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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Heart problems like shifting after lung removal surgery?

Heart problems like shifting after lung removal surgery?

It Can: Especially have removal of an entire lung, or pneumonectomy. The heart and great vessels can shift to the side of the lung that was removed. This is called "post pneumonectomy syndrome". It is a rare condition and can limit the blood returning to the heart and/or the blood leaving the heart. ...Read more

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What are common heart problems after lung removal surgery?

What are common heart problems after lung removal surgery?

Few: Do you mean pneumonectomy? Total removal of one lung? Well atrial fibrillation may occur in about 20%. Bouts of pulmonary hypertension may cause right ventricular dysfunction. Left pneumonectomy usually better tolerated than right.Depending on preoperative overall ventricular function and the quality of the remaining lung, symptoms minimal to catastrophic. ...Read more

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I had a surgery of my right lung, removal of non cancer noduals upper lobe removed, was in hospetal for 28 days ?

I had a surgery of my right lung, removal of non cancer noduals upper lobe removed, was in hospetal for 28 days ?

Depends on details: The details of why and how the surgery was performed as well as baseline health status all impact length of stay (los). Generally, minimally invasive (vats or robotic) surgery has shorter los then thoracotomy. Generally, more "normal" lung tissue vs emphysematous/copd lung tissue has less complications and therefore shorter los. Saying much beyond would be wild speculation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from benign lung nodual removal?

How long does it take to recover from benign lung nodual removal?

Lung surgey: Depends if open or closed . If closed approx a month if open a cople of months. ...Read more

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I just had lung surgery for removal of blebs. How long till the feeling goes back to normal?

I just had lung surgery for removal of blebs. How long till the feeling goes back to normal?

Days to weeks: It's normal to feel sore and short of breath. This will improve gradually. Ask your doctor when it's safe to exercise again. Moving and gentle stretching will help the incisional tightness feel better. As you increase your aerobic capacity, the shortness of breath will get better too. You haven't lost much lung tissue, and since you are young you will get back to normal before very long. ...Read more

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Should i still be short of breath 6 days after lung collapse and removal of bleb surgery? Total lung inflate was on 5th day.

Follow up with MD: While it is possible that the shortness of breath is due to pain from the surgery, it is also possible that this represents re-collapse of the lung from an air leak, or fluid that has accumulated in the chest after surgery. In either case, you should contact your surgeon's office to be seen and to get another chest xr to look at the lung. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for removal of a greenfield filter had two clots in the last two years lungs?

What are the criteria for removal of a greenfield filter had two clots in the last two years lungs?

Filters: Can be removed. First you need to see if yours is truly removable. If not, then it is a moot point. If you are having clots, you need a work up for thrombophilia or thick blood. If you do need your filter removed you must have a leg doppler and ivc gram to make sure it is safe. ...Read more

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How come surgical removal of a lung not stop lung cancer?

How come surgical removal of a lung not stop lung cancer?

See below: Surgical removal of the tumor may only ensure removal of gross visible disease but in most cases of lung cancer the cells from the tumor likely have already migrated to distant sites and may be potential sites that cancer may develop. Most patients with lung cancer may benefit from chemotherapy after surgery to decrease likelihood of the cancer coming back. ...Read more

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My mom is scheduled for a lobe removal on her left lung due to cancer. What can I expect on the healing process? She is 78 and in good shape.

My mom is scheduled for a lobe removal on her left lung due to cancer.  What can I expect on the healing process? She is 78 and in good shape.

-: The recovery from lung surgery depends on other medical conditions and problems; i assume that her lung function is adequate enough for her to proceed with surgery so if everything goes well she should recover well; the outcomes from lung surgeries are generally better at larger high volume centers; if possible consider having surgery at a large volume center close by, . ...Read more

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Chest pain after chest tube removal?

Chest pain after chest tube removal?

Normal: Chest tubes are painful as it is, and when removed , residual pain is not common. If it doesnt get gradually better or you become acutely short of breathe, then a repeat chest xray would be needed. ...Read more

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Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more