costotomy


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costotomy

(kɒˈstɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into a rib
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The thoracic content was accessed by bilateral costotomy. The anterolateral thoracic wall was lifted, the mediastinal parietal pleural and the fibrous pericardium had been removed, both pulmonary pedicles were sectioned and the lungs were removed.