costectomy

costectomy

 [kos-tek´to-me]
excision of a rib.
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cos·tec·to·my

(kos-tek'tō-mē),
Excision of a rib.
[L. costa, rib, + G. ektomē, excision]
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costectomy

(kŏ-stĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision of a rib.
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cos·tec·to·my

(kos-tek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a rib.
[L. costa, rib, + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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There have been no previous reports of resection of the inferior angle of the scapula or partial costectomy. In the present case, given the patient's survival prognosis, our priority was to enable his rapid return to normal life, and we therefore removed the inferior angle of the scapula.