Part of an organ that appears to be separate in some way from the rest. A lobe may be demarcated from the rest of the organ by a fissure (crack), sulcus (groove), connective tissue or simply by its shape. For example, there are the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes of the brain.
The word “lobe” from the Greek lobos meaning “a small rounded projection” long applied only to the familiar round projection at the base of the ear — the earlobe. The lobes of the brain, thyroid, lungs, and liver were hardly mentioned in English until the 16th century.
An operation to remove an entire lobe of the lung.
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- Lobstein's disease
Osteogenesis imperfecta type I. An inherited, generalized connective tissue disorder featuring bone fragility and blue sclerae (blue whites of the eyes). The classic mild form of “brittle bone disease.” It is a dominant trait with males and females affected. One copy of the mutant gene is sufficient to cause the disease. Clinically it is characterized […]
- Lobular carcinoma of the breast, infiltrating
The second most common invasive breast cancer. Infiltrating lobular carcinoma starts in the lobules, the glands that secrete milk, and then infiltrates surrounding tissue. Lobular carcinoma can occur in more than one site in the breast or in both breasts at the same time (a bilateral lobular carcinoma).
- Local therapy
In the context of cancer, treatment that affects cells in the tumor and the area close to it. Also known as local treatment.