Glossary Term:


segmental resection


seg-<b>men</b>-tuhl re-<b>sek</b>-shun


Surgery to remove part of an organ or to remove a tumor and normal tissue around it. With colon cancer, for instance, the cancer and a length of normal colon on either side of the cancer, as well as the nearby lymph nodes are removed, and the remaining sections of the colon are then reattached. In lung cancer, a section of lobe of a lung is removed. Also called segmentectomy.