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through the thoracic cavity or across the chest wall.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Passing through the thoracic cavity.
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Across or through the thoracic cavity or chest wall.

trans′tho·rac′i·cal·ly adv.
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