plombage


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plom·bage

(plom-bahzh'),
Formerly, the use of an inert material in collapse of the lung in the surgical treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
[Fr. lit. lead-work]

plombage

(plŏm-băzh′) [Fr. plomber, to plug]
A method of collapsing the apex of the lung by stripping the parietal pleura from the chest wall at the site of desired collapse and packing the space between the lung and the chest wall with an inert substance such as small balls made of certain plastic materials. It is infrequent in current practice.
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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.
De s'administrer des potions, si ameres soient-elles, comme antidotes, au plombage du faire- valoir.
Malignant mesothelioma has followed 20 years after plombage therapy with lucite spheres for tuberculosis.
plombage, pneumatic cabinet treatments, and antiseptic injections into
Frustree et un peu depassee, j'ai senti que le temps etait venu de decider si j'allais poursuivre dans la meme voie, en appliquant la politique de faire passer les patients par la clinique pour repondre aux objectifs de productivite--realiser le plus de plombages ou d'extractions possibles par jour ou en subir les consequences.
Quatre plombages, dans la bouche, faisaient des marques nettes.