CSN Login
Members Online: 16

upper right lobectomy

Miss Va
Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2014

My husband had to have a right upper lobectomy due to a fungus in his lung. The lung did not expand to fill the space and a skin graft to fill the space has not worked, so they are now talking of doing a muscle flap. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? How long should it take for the lung to expand and is it possible to excerise to help the lung expand? I was hoping someone might be able to share their experience with me. Thanks!

dennycee
Posts: 686
Joined: Mar 2011

Did they do this lobectomy anticipating cancer?  He should be followed by a pulmonologist and have respitory therapy.  A respitory therapist could answer your question. 

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network