Surgery - Resection, Wedge

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Title: Surgery - Resection, Wedge
Description: Wedge resection of the lung; shows trachea and lungs with cancer in a lung lobe. The removed lung tissue with the cancer and small amount of healthy tissue around it is shown next to the lung lobe it was removed from.

Wedge resection of the lung. Part of the lung lobe containing the cancer and a small amount of healthy tissue around it is removed.

Wedge resection of the lung.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
Cancer Types -- Lung Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Treatment -- Surgery
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR466555
Date Created: March 19, 2008
Date Added: September 2, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com