thoracic wall


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chest wall

in respiratory physiology, the total system of structures outside the lungs that move as a part of breathing; it includes the rib cage, diaphragm, abdominal wall, and abdominal contents.
Synonym(s): thoracic wall

chest wall

(chest wawl)
respiratory physiology the total system of structures outside the lungs that move as a part of breathing; it comprises the rib cage, diaphragm, abdominal wall, and abdominal contents.
Synonym(s): thoracic wall.
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Metallic foreign bodies in the thoracic wall are rare and are usually related to a history of trauma.
Thoracic wall tumors generally grow towards the thoracic cavity and may reach a large size when the diagnosis is made.
In the inner lateral thoracic wall the bilaterally trajectory of a vascular package at the level of the medial axillary line was observed, parallel to the internal thoracic artery and originating from these vessel.
(21) also report DSN involvement in neck, axilla, and lateral thoracic wall pain.
However, because it uses RF energy, its use is limited in small breasts and lesions located close to the skin or thoracic wall (15).
CT scans can both clearly identify hernia dimensions and highlight defects in the thoracic wall and pleural space.
Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most frequently observed congenital deformity of the chest which is characterized, in most cases, by a deep depression of the sternum in the anterior thoracic wall. There is a high percentage of scoliosis associated with PE [1, 2].
Thereafter, the thoracic artery divided into the internal and external thoracic arteries, both of which supplied the deep pectoral muscles and the thoracic wall (Fig.
TB of the thoracic wall is usually caused by reactivation of some latent foci of primary tuberculosis formed during hematogenous or lymphatic dissemination but direct extension from contiguous mediastinal lymph nodes can also occur (9).
The twins, brought to the Kingdom upon instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, were conjoined at the lower chest and abdomen in addition to sharing the thoracic wall and liver.