Types of pulmonary resections
Only removes a small portion of the lung following a non-anatomical line.
A small portion of the lung is removed following anatomical lines.
A lobe of the lung is removed.
The entire lung is removed.
Part of airway is removed, requiring the remaining lung to be reattached to the bronchus.
Sometimes the tumor has affected the chest wall or some structures of the mediastinum and they have to be removed at the same time.