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n.1.(Anat.) The dissection of cartilages.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At the moderate degree of elasticity in 15 (27.8%) children correction of the pectus excavatum deformity was performed by chondrotomy of the deformed ribs with stabilization of the corrected sternocostal complex with plate.
During alignment of the anterior wall of the chest in these patients there was performed chondrotomy in the cartilaginous parts of some ribs through small incisions in the skin (from 1 to 2.5 cm) in several places on the border with pectus excavatum, then there was performed turning of a plate by 180[degrees] degrees along the frontal axis of a body.