NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,128 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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sleeve resection
(...ree-SEK-shun)
Surgery to remove a lung tumor in a lobe of the lung and a part of the main bronchus (airway). The ends of the bronchus are rejoined and any remaining lobes are reattached to the bronchus. This surgery is done to save part of the lung. Also called sleeve lobectomy.