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) 22 6
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
Severe 2
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 2

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

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

Show all 14 reported side effects


Currently having Right upper lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped having Right upper lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 31
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
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 7
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