NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,105 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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segmentectomy
(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.