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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This is a monumental time for Celsion, as the Company leverages the compelling data emerging from its ThermoDox program to support clinical programs in Europe and provide access to liver cancer and recurrent chest wall breast cancer patients who are in desperate need of new treatment options," said Dr.
VNS implantation is a surgical procedure in which a control battery is implanted in the left chest wall and an electrode is wrapped around the vagus nerve that passes vertically down the neck within the carotid sheath while the patient is under general anaesthesia.
Patients with highly resistant tumors found on the chest wall often see their cancer progress despite previous treatment attempts including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy.
Insufflation increases the intra-abdominal pressure, leading to venous stasis as well as a further lowering in chest wall compliance and increased airway pressure (Ann.
If it does recur, a pleurodesis procedure can be done to get the lung to stick better to the chest wall using a special talc.
Traditional bras fix the breasts to the chest wall.
She explained that the major risk factors are prior radiation exposure to the chest wall, genetic predisposition (history of breast cancer in male and female close relatives), obesity (BMI of 30 and higher), and elevated oestrogen levels (caused by chronic liver damage and/or some genetic conditions like Klinefelter's syndrome).
Although chondrosarcomas are considered the most common primary malignancy of the chest wall and sternum, it is nevertheless a rare lesion as reported in the literature.
The chest wall has the propensity to spring outward when unopposed.
Paradoxical breathing where breathing movements in which the chest wall moves in on inspiration and out on expiration, in reverse of the normal movements * Signs of internal bleeding and shock.
A bifid rib, or sternum bifidum, is a congenital abnormality of the anterior chest wall, with the sternal end of the rib cleft into two.