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Capital & Coast DHB Cardiothoracic Service

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Wedge Resection

This involves the removal of a small, localised area of diseased lung tissue such as a tumour from near the surface of the lung. Because the area is small, lung structure and function are relatively unchanged after healing. Chest drainage is used post-operatively.

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