lobectomy

noun
lo·​bec·​to·​my | \lō-ˈbek-tə-mē \
plural lobectomies

Definition of lobectomy 

: surgical removal of a lobe of an organ (such as a lung) or gland (such as the thyroid)

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Van Gompel said a temporal lobectomy carries a much higher risk of serious complications, including the possibility of death. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Feb. 2018 Van Gompel said a temporal lobectomy carries a much higher risk of serious complications, including the possibility of death. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Feb. 2018 Van Gompel said a temporal lobectomy carries a much higher risk of serious complications, including the possibility of death. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Feb. 2018 Van Gompel said a temporal lobectomy carries a much higher risk of serious complications, including the possibility of death. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Feb. 2018 Van Gompel said a temporal lobectomy carries a much higher risk of serious complications, including the possibility of death. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Feb. 2018 Van Gompel said a temporal lobectomy carries a much higher risk of serious complications, including the possibility of death. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Feb. 2018 The insurance company did approve her for the more invasive and more expensive open brain surgery, called a temporal lobectomy, even though her medical team never sought approval for the procedure. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Feb. 2018 Van Gompel said a temporal lobectomy carries a much higher risk of serious complications, including the possibility of death. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied," 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of lobectomy

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

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lobectomy

noun
lo·​bec·​to·​my | \lō-ˈbek-tə-mē \
plural lobectomies

Medical Definition of lobectomy 

: surgical removal of a lobe of an organ (as a lung) or gland (as the thyroid) specifically : excision of a lobe of the lung — compare lobotomy

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