operative incision into a cavity to allow drainage, such as the drainage of a pulmonary abscess.
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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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