What is Lung lobectomy?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Right upper lung lobectomy Left upper lung lobectomy Right lower lung lobectomy Show all

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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) 47 17
Non-small cell lung cancer 8 4
Lung cancer 7 2
Squamous cell carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 6 4
Typical lung carcinoid tumor 3 1

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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 9
Moderate 11
Mild 8
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lung lobectomy

Side effect Patients
Shortness of breath with exertion 13
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 6
Pain 6
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 6
Chest pain 3
Breathing difficulty 2

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Duration

Currently having Lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped having Lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 82
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 20
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 3
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 22
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