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Had upper right lobe removed. What happens to the void left where the lobe use to be?
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The goal after surgery is to maintain lung dynamics. The lung moves through negative pressure generated by the diaphragm, hence, the area shouldn’t be occupied by anything. The area would likely be swollen and fluid may accumulate. Hence, post-operatively, as much fluid would be drained from the area. The lung would eventually heal by scarring over the area, hence, the void would likely be organized into a scar.
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