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thoracoplasty

[thawr-uh-koh-plas-tee, thohr-] /ˈθɔr ə koʊˌplæs ti, ˈθoʊr-/
noun, plural thoracoplasties. Surgery
1.
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.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; thoraco- + -plasty
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Examples from the web 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/
noun (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)
n.

  1. Reparative or plastic surgery performed on the thorax.

  2. Conventional thoracoplasty.

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