Pneumonectomy for Mesothelioma
This procedure is divided into two parts:
- Extrapleural Pneumonectomy – In this the infected lung (left/right) along with some parts of the pericardium, pleura, diaphragm with cancer growth are removed. It is generally performed to treat Mesothelioma.
- Standard Pneumonectomy – In this procure only the entire left or entire right lung is removed and nothing else.
It is an open chest surgery where the incision is made on the diseased lung, right below the shoulder blade. Either by spreading or removing a portion of the rib, the surgeon collapses the lung and tie up the blood vessels that go to the lung. Similarly, the bronchus that goes to the lung is tied off and sewn closed. Then the lung is removed. Before closing the incision, the surgeon makes sure the bleeding is under control.
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