Pronunciation: (wej ree-SEK-shun)
Surgery to remove a triangle-shaped slice of tissue. It may be used to remove a tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Caption: Wedge resection of the lung. Part of the lung lobe containing the cancer and a small amount of healthy tissue around it is removed.2003-07-26 Date last modified: 2009-10-05