Resection, which is the surgical removal of part of the lungs, is indicated in the treatment of certain diseases, such as tumors, infections or emphysema.
It is also used for diagnostic purposes, especially inflammatory diseases or suspicious pulmonary nodules.
These pages provide information about preparing for this procedure, the procedure itself, and the medical follow-up afterward.
What role do the lungs play?
The action of the respiratory muscles on the lungs produces inhalation and exhalation.
The right lung is divided into three lobes: upper, middle and lower. The left lung only has two lobes: upper and lower. Each lobe is composed of several segments.
- Lung resection
- Indications for lung resection
- Before hospitalization
- After hospitalization
- Practical information
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