pleuropneumonectomy

pleur·o·pneu·mo·nec·to·my

(plūr'ō-nū'mō-nek'tŏ-mē),
Surgical resection of an entire lung along with the parietal pleura; formerly used mainly for destroyed lung due to tuberculosis; currently, a method of treating malignant mesothelioma.

pleur·o·pneu·mo·nec·to·my

(plūr'ō-nū'mō-nek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical resection of an entire lung along with the parietal pleura; formerly used mainly for lung(s) destroyed due to tuberculosis; currently, a method of treating malignant mesothelioma
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Pleuropneumonectomy, with or without resection of adjacent involved tissues, may offer good treatment results.
Since contracting mesothelioma she has had to give up work and has had several major operations including a pleuropneumonectomy, a thoracotomy and 28 rounds of radiation therapy.