pleurotomy


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thoracotomy

 [thor″ah-kot´ah-me]
incision of the chest wall; see also thoracic surgery. Called also pleuracotomy and pleurotomy.

tho·ra·cot·o·my

(thō'ră-kot'ŏ-mē),
Incision through the chest wall into the pleural space.
Synonym(s): pleurotomy
[thoraco- + G. tomē, incision]

pleurotomy

/pleu·rot·o·my/ (pldbobr-rot´ah-me) thoracotomy.

pleurotomy

(plo͝o-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. pleuroto·mies
Surgical incision of the pleura.

tho·ra·cot·o·my

(thōr'ă-kot'ŏ-mē)
Incision into the chest wall.
Synonym(s): pleurotomy.
[thoraco- + G. tomē, incision]

pleurotomy

incision of the pleura.
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In patients without pleurotomy, as the hematoma volume is less, increase of the atelectatic lung segments will be limited.
The statistical analysis of these tests revealed lesser reduction of FEV1 and FVC after operation in the intact pleura group as compared with pleurotomy group.
On the other hand, pleurotomy may also be considered protective to cardiac tamponade and graft stretching.
Although some authors reported important studies declaring advantages of pleurotomy, some previous studies demonstrated the lesser postoperative bleeding and low incidence of pulmonary complications in extrapleural access and preparation of ITA graft without pleurotomy (14-15).
Effects of pleurotomy on respiratory sequelae after internal mammary artery harvesting.