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Capital & Coast DHB Cardiothoracic Service

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Segmental Resection

The removal of one or more lung segments (a bronchiole and its aveoli) when the disorder is limited to one or more segments. The remaining lung tissue over-expands to the fill the space of the removed segment. There is often a major air-leak and chest drainage is used post-operatively.

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