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.
Impacting the left hindquarter, the E-Tip ranged forward, passing through the abdomen and into the thoracic cavity, where it wreaked havoc on the vitals, shattered ribs on the forward right side, and came to rest.
In collecting the data submitted, the Company leveraged its broad CE mark that includes full use in the abdominal and pelvic cavities, and specific uses in the thoracic cavity.
The most severe case of POC is when the heart is completely or partially displaced outside of the thoracic cavity and is not protected by the chest wall.
Other factors include increased intra-abdominal pressure (ascites, obesity, and pregnancy) enlargement of the lower thoracic cavity (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma, emphysema), intraperitoneal adhesion (previous surgery or tumor metastasis), iatrogenic factors (endoscopic procedures) psychotropic medication, significant weight loss, and anatomic abnormalities associated with some psychiatric conditions like mental retardation and schizophrenia.
Fragments of the lungs, fluid samples from the thoracic cavity, and tracheal swabs were sent for microbiological culture; tracheal wash samples from cattle with clinical respiratory signs were referred for viral isolation in cell culture; and samples of the feed administered to the animals were sent for fungal culture.
It is estimated that about 12% of extrapelvic disease involves the diaphragm or thoracic cavity.
Bacterial infections that develop in or spread to the thoracic cavity can cause inflammation fluid buildup, which can interfere with normal breathing.
Oesophageal pathology in the upper two-thirds of the oesophagus necessitating an oesophago-gastrectomy requires an Ivor-Lewis procedure in which a mini-laparotomy is used to mobilise the stomach, and a right thoracotomy, entering the thoracic cavity in the fifth intercostal space, is utilised to mobilise the thoracic oesophagus and resect the diseased oesophageal segment.
The right lymphatic duct drains fluid from the right arm, right side of the head, and right thoracic cavity, and then empties into the right subclavian vein.
In ICS group, 33 patients had 5th intercostal incisions, 10 patients had 6thand 4 patients had 7th intercostal incisions to access the thoracic cavity.