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Saturday, 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 80

A pneumonectomy is a surgical procedure sometimes indicated for treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. A pneumonectomy involves removal of:
    A. One lobe of a lung
    B. An entire lung field
    C. One or more segments of a lung lobe
    D. A small, wedge-shaped lung surface

Correct Answer: B. An entire lung field

Option B: A pneumonectomy is the removal of an entire lung field indicated for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer that has not spread outside of the lung tissue. It is performed on patients who will have adequate lung function in the unaffected lung.

Option D: A wedge resection refers to the removal of a wedge-shaped section of lung tissue. It may be used to remove a tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it/
Option A: A lobectomy is the removal of one lobe.
Option C: Removal of one or more segments of a lung lobe is called a partial lobectomy.

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