segmental resection

noun

Medical Definition of segmental resection

: excision of a segment of an organ specifically : excision of a portion of a lobe of a lung

called also segmentectomy

— compare pneumonectomy

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“Segmental resection.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/segmental%20resection. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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