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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



pneumonectomy  listen  (NOO-moh-NEK-toh-mee)

  Surgery to remove all of one lung. In a partial pneumonectomy, one or more lobes of a lung are removed.

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Pneumonectomy; drawing shows the trachea, lymph nodes, and lungs, with cancer in one lung. The removed lung with the cancer is shown.