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Lung surgery: What to expect before, during, and after your surgery  
Abstract:  Discusses and illustrates thoractomy, sternotomy, and transverse sternotomy incisions used for lung surgery. Gives procedure instructions, explains the structure of the chest, what lung surgery is, and the five types of lung surgeries: biopsy, wedge resection, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and lung volume reduction. Also includes instructions for pain control, breathing exercises, activities, medicines, and incision care after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 1998, January 1, 2010
UWMC Availability:  Cardiac Diagnostic Services/5NE; Cardiology Clinic/Cardiac Diagnostic Services; Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
General Topics:  Surgery; Respiratory Disorders; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject(s):  Thoracotomy; Thoracic Surgery; Respiratory System; Lung Surgery
Language(s):  English; Spanish
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #1343

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