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Capital & Coast DHB Cardiothoracic Service

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Lobectomy

Removal of the entire lobe of a lung when there is e.g. a tumour, lung abscess or bulla (fluid filled blister on the pleura, also know as a "bleb"). This also includes lymph node removal. Remaining lung tissue over-expands to fill in the portion previously occupied by the resected lung. Chest drainage is used post-operatively.

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