What is Lung wedge resection?

Category: Surgeries

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A lung wedge resection is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a small, wedge-shaped portion of the lung. This is done to remove the portion containing cancer or disease along with a certain amount of healthy tissue that surrounds the area.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 2 1
Typical lung carcinoid tumor 2 0
Lung cancer 1 0
Lymphadenopathy 1 0
Melanoma 1 0
Metastatic melanoma 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lung wedge resection

Side effect Patients
Chest pain 2
Breathing difficulty 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1
Tenderness in ribs 1

Duration

Stopped having Lung wedge resection

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