thoracic cavity

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Noun1.thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heartthoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
mediastinum - the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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That would leave a large defect that could have destabilised the entire chest wall, and reconstructing it was going to be a very complex procedure.
Pneumonia is defined as an acute disease episode with cough and/or difficult breathing combined with fast breathing with age specific cut-off values for increased respiratory rate and/or lower chest wall indrawing1,2.
From January 2005 to September 2005, our hospital treated six patients of the huge chest wall under part tumor, which caused part of the defects in the chest, abdominal wall, and diaphragm muscle.
Campbell went home that same night," writes Musemeche, "and sketched out a chest wall using tools and materials he worked with every day.
Thamer Al Qasemi, spokesperson for the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) - which operated the veterinary clinic - said the one-day-old sheep had its heart over the chest wall near the neck making breathing difficult.
If inspiratory effort and muscle tone add to the positive pressure applied at the airway opening, the effective elastance of the chest wall may be less positive or even negative.
Tuberculosis of the chest wall constitutes 1 to 5% of all cases of musculoskeletal TB (5,6).
A 28-year-old male who presented with a midline swelling in the anterior chest wall for 1-year duration with dull aching type of pain.
In the current experiment we test the hypothesis that chest wall impact activates [I.
A positron emission tomography- (PET-) CT scan was performed for staging and showed FDG uptake within the destructive chest wall lesion with standardized uptake value (SUV) of 17, an additional area of FDG uptake was also seen on the left side of the twelfth thoracic vertebra (T12) with SUV of 4 (Figure 4).
Key words: Fibrous hamartoma, chest wall, tumour, peadiatric
Keywords: Dermatofibrosarcomaprotuberans, Chest wall, Soft tissue tumour.