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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Musculoskeletal tuberculosis is rare, chest wall tuberculosis is rarer and involvement of costochondral junction is among the rarest forms of tuberculosis.
On examination, unilateral dullness on percussion at the lung base, palpable chest wall masses, and scoliosis toward the sides of the lesion may be present.
"She died from a combination of blunt head and chest wall injuries."
In the current experiment we test the hypothesis that chest wall impact activates [I.sub.Ca,L], causing an intracellular calcium spike, which can result in early-after-depolarizations (EADs) or delayed-after-depolarizations (DADs) and induce VF.
[11] However, the primary reason is owing to a decrease in chest wall compliance associated with the accumulation of fat in and around the ribs, the diaphragm, and the abdomen of women who are obese.
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Adjuvant RT was carried out with linear accelerator (Siemens Primus, Germany) 6-MV beam for the left chest wall, including mastectomy scar.
The case involvednecrotisingfasciitis of the right anterolateral chest wall followingneonatal pustulosis, a group of disorders characterised by various forms of highly inflammatory skin condition resulting in large fluid-filled blister.
Within five days of her birth, the baby was noticed to have pus-filled vesicles on skin over her right chest wall. Although she was administered with injectable antibiotics at a hospital in Jharkhand, the child's condition continued to worsen with superficial infection eating away her skin and muscles underneath.