wedge resection

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.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Wedge resection of the lung. Part of the lung lobe containing the cancer and a small amount of healthy tissue around it is removed.Resección en cuña del pulmón. Se extrae una parte del pulmón con cáncer y una pequeña cantidad de tejido sano circundante.2003-07-26 Date last modified: 2009-10-05