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Auckland DHB Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit

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Wedge Resection

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

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