cavernostomy

cavernostomy

 [kav″er-nos´tah-me]
operative incision into a cavity to allow drainage, such as the drainage of a pulmonary abscess.
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cavernostomy

(kăv′ər-nŏs′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical opening and drainage of a cavity.
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cavernostomy

(kav-ĕr-nos′tŏ-mē) [L. caverna, a hollow, cavern + -stomy]]
The surgical opening of a hollow body part or cavity.
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We did not perform a cavernostomy. After bleeding and air leakage were controlled, we performed a thorough pleural toilet with saline.
Cavernostomy may be useful in high-risk patients but was not performed in this series.