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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



isolated lung perfusion  listen  (I-soh-LAY-ted ... per-FYOO-zhun)

  A surgical procedure during which the circulation of blood to the lungs is separated from the circulation of blood through the rest of the body, and a drug is delivered directly into the lung circulation. This allows a higher concentration of chemotherapy to reach tumors in the lungs.