[thawr-uh-koh-plas-tee, thohr-] /ˈθɔr ə koʊˌplæs ti, ˈθoʊr-/
noun, plural thoracoplasties. Surgery
the operation removing selected portions of the ribs to collapse part of the underlying lung or an abnormal pleural space, usually in the treatment of tuberculosis.
1885–90; thoraco- + -plasty
Example Sentences for thoracoplasty
Following thoracoplasty the rating will be for removal of ribs combined with the rating for collapsed lung.
British Dictionary definitions for thoracoplasty
thoracoplasty (ˈθɔːrəkəʊˌplæstɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  plastic surgery of the thorax
2.  surgical removal of several ribs or a part of them to permit the collapse of a diseased lung, used in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchiectasis

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thoracoplasty in Medicine

thoracoplasty tho·ra·co·plas·ty (thôr'ə-kō-plās'tē)

  1. Reparative or plastic surgery performed on the thorax.

  2. Conventional thoracoplasty.

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