What is Pneumonectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Pneumonectomy is the surgical removal of a lung. It may be done for lung cancer or for a variety of benign diseases, such as inflammatory lung disease, traumatic lung injury, congenital lung disease, and bronchial obstruction with a destroyed lung

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 5 1
Squamous cell carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 3 0
Lung metastasis 1 0
Non-small cell lung cancer 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pneumonectomy

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Burning pain in chest 1
Chest tightness 1
Pain in upper back 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1
Shortness of breath with little or minimal activity (ie standing) 1

Show all 10 reported side effects


Stopped having Pneumonectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pneumonectomy.