conventional thoracoplasty

con·ven·tion·al tho·ra·co·plas·ty

resection of ribs to allow inward retraction of the chest wall to reduce size of the pleural space; may be used in the treatment of empyema.

conventional thoracoplasty

(kən-vĕn′shə-nəl)
n.
Surgical removal of part of the ribs to allow inward retraction of the chest wall and collapse of a diseased lung.

con·ven·tion·al thor·a·co·plas·ty

(kŏn-ven'shŭn-ăl thōr'ă-kō-plas-tē)
Resection of ribs to allow inward retraction of the chest wall to reduce size of the pleural space; may be used in the treatment of empyema.
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