thoracic cavity


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Related to thoracic cavity: mediastinum, abdominal cavity, Abdominopelvic 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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That's why they go in so easily if you lace tight and squeeze the lungs and heart in the let me see, what was that big word oh, I know thoracic cavity," and Rose beamed with pride as she aired her little bit of knowledge.
Single-lung ventilation with collapse of the ipsilateral lung provides exploration of the thoracic cavity during the procedure and allows surgical instruments to move comfortably within the cavity.
(4) reported that OK-432 injection of into the thoracic cavity is effective and safe in the management of postoperative chylous fistula, and they revealed a success rate of 87%.
In cases where ultrasonography may not be available immediately, percutaneous and blunt dissection methods usually provide better control of the tube placement and are the preferred approaches for blind CTI.[1],[2] The trocar puncture technique is associated with a greater risk of iatrogenic injury and is thereby not a preferred procedure.[1],[3],[4] During blunt dissection, the practitioner should perform a finger sweep within the thoracic cavity to confirm pulmonary adhesion to the chest wall before introducing the chest tube.
Five measurements were obtained on each bird (Fig 2): 1) Width of the cardiac silhouette at its widest point (distance between points 5 and 6), 2) width of the sternum at the same level as the cardiac width (distance between points 3 and 4), 3) width of the thoracic cavity (coelomic cavity) at the same level as the cardiac width (distance between points 1 and 2), 4) width of the coracoid immediately caudal to its articular surface with the humerus (distance between points 7 and 8), and 5) width of the hepatic silhouette at its widest point (distance between points 9 and 10).
In complete EC the heart is completely present external to the thoracic cavity with or without pericardium.
The ASD could directly shape the heart and help the heart to pump blood through force derived from the fluid in the tubes of ASD which transfer the energy onto the core from connected power system outside the thoracic cavity.
Ectopia cordis (EC) is extremely rare and challenging congenital anomaly where the live, beating heart is located partially or totally outside the thoracic cavity with or without a pericardial covering.
Thus, a diagnosis of multiple infestation of parasite in the right kidney, scrotum, and thoracic cavity was made.