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The lungs has sections called lobes. The right lung has 3 lobes and the left lung has 2. Lobectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one of the lobes of the lungs. This procedure is performed when a problem is found in a part of the lung. After lobectomy, the affected lobe is removed and the remaining healthy lung tissue can perform as normal. Lobectomy is typically performed after thoracotomy, during which the chest cavity is surgically opened. In most cases, a 6 to 10 inch incision is made in front of the chest under the breast area and wraps around the back till under the shoulder blade. The surgeon then accesses the lungs via exposed ribs.


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