What is Left upper lung lobectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Lung lobectomy

See also: Bronchial sleeve lobectomy Left lower lung lobectomy Right lower lung lobectomy Right middle lung lobectomy Right upper 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) 12 3
Squamous cell carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 2 2
Internal scar tissue 1 0
Large cell carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 1
Lung cancer 1 0
Lung carcinoid tumor 1 2

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  • Major
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 1

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

Side effect Patients
Shortness of breath with exertion 4
Chest pain 2
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 2
Chest tightness 1
Empyema 1
Pain in left side 1

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Stopped having Left upper lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 22
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5
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