Pneumonectomy

What is Pneumonectomy?

A pneumonectomy (or pneumectomy) is a surgical procedure to remove a lung The most common reason for a pneumonectomy is to remove tumourous tissue arising from lung cancer. The operation will reduce the respiratory capacity of the patient; before conducting a pneumonectomy, the surgeon will evaluate the ability of the patient to function after the lung tissue is removed.

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Want to know about my mothers present conditions.does her condition is curable or not.Please be blunt with me.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Get done DSA and embolisation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your mother's situation...

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Most recent CT finding slight interval increase of upper right mediastinum adjacent to pneumonectomy space lymph node measuring 10mm in short axis...

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I suggest to go for PET scan.

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Hello

Patient findings suggests slight increase in lymph node size in upper right...

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My father had a right pneumonectomy and has developed empyema in the cavity He has had several infections all treated with antibiotics Does empyema...

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this not empyema , it may be post surgical collection because pleura is all ready removed. see size and site of collection and do pus CS . IF PUS...

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