phrenicotomy

phren·i·cot·o·my

(fren'i-kot'ŏ-mē),
Section of the phrenic nerve in order to induce unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm, which is then pushed up by the abdominal viscera and exerts compression upon a diseased lung.
[phrenico- + G. tomē, incision]
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phrenicotomy

(frĕn′ĭ-kŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical division of the phrenic nerve to cause paralysis of the diaphragm on one side.
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phren·i·cot·o·my

(fren'i-kot'ŏ-mē)
Section of the phrenic nerve to induce unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm, which is then pushed up by the abdominal viscera and exerts compression on a diseased lung.
[phrenico- + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Treatment in the 1800's: Artificial Pneumothorax (collapsing a lung by introducing air into the pleural space), Pneumoperitoneum with Phrenicolysis (crushing or surgical division of the phrenic nerve leading to ipsilateral paralysis of the diaphragm) 1940's: Phrenicotomy (surgical division of the phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung by paralyzing the diaphragm on one side), Plombage (Insertion of a "plombe" to collapse the lung--e.g.