NCLEX RN Practice Question # 909

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 909.

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What is thoracic or chest surgery?

Thoracic surgery is any surgery that makes an incision into the wall of your chest. There are many types of thoracic surgery. These terms describe the common types:


  • Thoracotomy means to open the chest cavity by surgery
  • Pneumonectomy removes a whole lung
  • Lobectomy removes a lobe of a lung – the right lung has 3 lobes and the left lung has 2 lobes
  • Segmental resection removes one or more lung segments – the right lung has 10 segments and the left lung has 8 segments Wedge resection removes a small, triangle piece of a lung

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