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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


segmentectomy  listen  (seg-men-TEK-toh-mee)

  Surgery to remove part of an organ or gland. It may also be used to remove a tumor and normal tissue around it. In lung cancer surgery, segmentectomy refers to removing a section of a lobe of the lung. Also called segmental resection.