Many related conditions to pneumonectomy can cause damage due to disease in the lungs. The lungs are located close to several vital organs, so eliminating disease from the lungs is important to save a patient’s life. These are some of the related conditions that can be treated with pneumonectomy:
- Lung cancer
- Lung abscesses
- Extensive tuberculosis
Pneumonectomy is only one of the treatments that can be recommended for patients with diseased lung tissue. Depending on the severity of the condition, doctors may recommend other treatments.