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Pulmonary lobectomy - series

Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

Hospital stay is usually 7 to 10 days. Deep breathing is important to help prevent pneumonia, infection, and re-expand the lung. The chest tube remains in place until the lung has fully re-expanded. Pain is managed with medications. The patient recovers fully in 1 to 3 months after the operation.

Update Date 6/2/2014

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