lobectomy

noun
lo·​bec·​to·​my | \ lō-ˈbek-tə-mē How to pronounce lobectomy (audio) \
plural lobectomies

Definition of lobectomy

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

Examples of lobectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were removed during a pulmonary lobectomy, and the recovery period forced her to miss six days of oral arguments at the court for the first time in her career. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Second woman on Supreme Court had been nation's leading litigator for women's rights," 19 Sep. 2020 The removal of an entire lobe (which can still be done with minimally invasive surgery) is called a lobectomy. Lambeth Hochwald, Health.com, "4 Lung Cancer Treatment Options, Explained By Doctors," 3 Dec. 2019 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for malignant lung growths," 21 Dec. 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

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First Known Use of lobectomy

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lobectomy

lobe + -ectomy

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“Lobectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobectomy. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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lobectomy

noun
lo·​bec·​to·​my | \ lō-ˈbek-tə-mē How to pronounce lobectomy (audio) \
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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