Three types of lung surgery differ by how much lung tissue is removed.
Sometimes cancer grows in the bronchus, which is the part of the trachea (windpipe) that branches off into each lung. Surgery to remove part of the bronchus is called a sleeve resection.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology|
|Last Revised||September 12, 2012|