Several surgical interventions are available for the management of lung and esophageal cancer. The type of surgery done depends upon several factors, including the disease stage, the patient's age, and their overall health status.
Wedge resection preserves greater lung function compared to other invasive surgeries. It assists in treating lung cancer at an early stage.
The complications associated with pneumonectomy include pneumonia, lung failure, bleeding, blood clots, and cardiovascular events.