tho·ra·co·pneu·mo·plas·ty(thō'ră-kō-nū'mō-plas'tē), Although p in the diphthong pn is ordinarily silent only when it occurs at the beginning of a word, by long tradition it is silent even within a word when it is part of the combining form pneum(o)-.
Surgery of the chest in which the lung is also involved.
[thoraco- + G. pneumōn, lung, + plastos, formed]
thoracopneumoplasty(thō″ră-kō-nū′mō-plăs-tē) [″ + pneumon, lung, + plassein, to form]
Plastic surgery involving the chest and lung.