pleurotomy


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pleu·rot·o·my

 (plo͝o-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. pleu·rot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the pleura.

pleurotomy

(plʊˈrɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the pleura, esp to drain fluid, as in pleurisy
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The most common minor complication in both the DL and FL groups was pleurotomy (n = 13 in both), which was repaired intraoperatively without requirement for chest tube drainage in all cases.
No pleurotomy occurred and peak airway pressure remained at the same level as previously, i.