What is Right upper lung lobectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Lung lobectomy

See also: Bronchial sleeve lobectomy Left lower lung lobectomy Left upper lung lobectomy Right lower lung lobectomy Right middle lung lobectomy

A lobectomy is a type of lung surgery in which one lobe of a lung is removed. The right lung has 3 lobes, and the left lung has 2 lobes. This type of surgery may be done in lung cancer, tuberculosis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, or other conditions that affect the lung.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 21 5
Combined small cell carcinoma (small cell lung cancer) 2 1
Squamous cell carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 2 1
Typical lung carcinoid tumor 2 1
Lung cancer 1 1
Non-small cell lung cancer 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Right upper lung lobectomy

Side effect Patients
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 3
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 2
Shortness of breath with exertion 2
Breathing difficulty 1
Chronic pain 1
Coughing when inhaling 1

Show all 16 reported side effects


Currently having Right upper lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped having Right upper lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 6
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