A lobectomy is performed when surgery is used to take out a part of the lung. A “lobe” is a functional unit of the lung. The lungs typically have 3 lobes in the right lung and 2 lobes in the left lung. Each lobe is also divided into smaller parts called "lung segments". A lobectomy is a type of surgery that is done to remove a specific lobe from one of the lungs. It may be part of a minimally invasive surgery or it may be part of a more extensive type of surgery.
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