What is Segmentectomy?

Segmental resection (or segmentectomy) is a surgical procedure to remove part of an organ or gland, as a sub-type of a resection, which might involve removing the whole body part. It may also be used to remove a tumor and normal tissue around it. In lung cancer surgery, segmental resection refers to removing a section of a lobe of the lung. The resection margin is the edge of the removed tissue; it is important that this shows free of cancerous cells on examination by a pathologist.

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Am 64 years old/young. Just finished radiation treatment after segmentectomy for breast cancer. Had pap and gynecological work up before starting...

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This is to get information for my relative;s condition. he is a diabetic , hypertensive and is on treatment. 2 weeks back he developed acute...

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Diabetes and hypertension cause multiple complications and can cause emergency...

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In 2006, I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis and given very high dose steroids.. About 6 months later , tuberculosis started to grow on cultures...

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Sarcoidosis, TB Lobectomy, Remaining lung fried :)

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