pleuracotomy


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thoracotomy

 [thor″ah-kot´ah-me]
incision of the chest wall; see also thoracic surgery. Called also pleuracotomy and pleurotomy.

pleuracotomy

/pleu·ra·cot·o·my/ (ploor″ah-kot´ah-me) thoracotomy.

pleuracotomy

(ploor″ă-kŏt′ō-mē) [″ + tome, incision]
Incision into the pleura through the chest wall.

pleuracotomy

incision into the pleural cavity.
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