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decortication

 [de-kor″tĭ-ka´shun]
1. removal of the outer covering from a plant, seed, or root.
2. removal of portions of the cortex of a structure or organ, as of the brain, kidney, or lung.
3. a surgical procedure to remove a residual clot or new scar tissue following a hemothorax or untreated empyema.

de·cor·ti·ca·tion

(dē'kōr-ti-kā'shŭn),
1. Removal of the cortex, or external layer, beneath the capsule from any organ or structure.
2. An operation for removal of the residual clot and/or newly organized scar tissue that forms after a hemothorax or neglected empyema.
[L. decortico, pp. -atus, to deprive of bark, fr. de, from, + cortex, rind, bark]

decortication

/de·cor·ti·ca·tion/ (de-kor″tĭ-ka´shun)
1. removal of the outer covering from a plant, seed, or root.
2. removal of portions of the cortical substance of a structure or organ.

decortication

[dēkôr′tikā′shən]
Etymology: L, de + cortex, bark
(in medicine) the removal of portions of the cortex or surface layer of an organ or structure, such as the kidney, the brain, and the lung. decorticate, v., adj.

de·cor·ti·ca·tion

(dē-kōr'ti-kā'shŭn)
1. Removal of the cortex, or external layer, beneath the capsule from any organ or structure.
2. An operation to remove a clot and scar tissue that formed after a hemothorax or neglected empyema.
[L. decortico, pp. -atus, to deprive of bark, fr. de, from, + cortex, rind, bark]

decortication

Removal of the outer covering (CORTEX) of an organ.

Decortication

Surgical removal of the fibrous peel that covers the lungs in third-stage empyema.
Mentioned in: Empyema

de·cor·ti·ca·tion

(dē-kōr'ti-kā'shŭn)
Removal of the cortex, or external layer, beneath the capsule from any organ or structure.
[L. decortico, pp. -atus, to deprive of bark, fr. de, from, + cortex, rind, bark]

decortication, decortification

1. removal of the outer covering from a plant, seed or root.
2. removal of portions of the cortical substance of a structure or organ.
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