Lung Segmentectomy and Limited Pulmonary Resection Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 22, 2021
  • Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dale K Mueller, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

When is lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection) indicated?

What are the contraindications for lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What is the anatomy of the lungs relevant to lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What is the prognosis following lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What are the morbidities associated with lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What are the mortality rates for lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

Periprocedural Care

What is included in patient education about lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

Which factors increase the risk of postoperative complications from lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What is included in the preoperative workup for lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What is included in the preoperative cardiac workup for lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What is included in the postoperative care following lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?

Technique

How is lung segmentectomy performed?

How is limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection) performed?

What are the possible complications of lung segmentectomy and limited pulmonary resection (wedge resection)?