segmental resection

Pronunciation: (seg-MEN-tul ree-SEK-shun)

Surgery to remove part of an organ or gland. It may also be used to remove a tumor and normal tissue around it. In lung cancer surgery, segmental resection refers to removing a section of a lobe of the lung. Also called segmentectomy.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2007-07-06 Date last modified: 2009-10-05