thoracoplasty


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tho·ra·co·plas·ty

 (thôr′ə-kō-plăs′tē)
n. pl. tho·ra·co·plas·ties
Surgical removal of part of the ribs to allow inward retraction of the chest wall and collapse of a diseased lung.

[Latin thōrāx, thōrāc-, thorax; see thorax + -plasty.]

thoracoplasty

(ˈθɔːrəkəʊˌplæstɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Surgery) plastic surgery of the thorax
2. (Surgery) surgical removal of several ribs or a part of them to permit the collapse of a diseased lung, used in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchiectasis
Translations

tho·ra·co·plas·ty

n. toracoplastia, cirugía plástica del tórax por medio de excisión de costillas para provocar la caída de un pulmón afectado.
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Determining lung volume with three-dimensional reconstructions of CT scan data: A pilot study to evaluate the effects of expansion thoracoplasty on children with severe spinal deformities.
Lieberman also performed a right-sided thoracoplasty, in which ribs are shortened or removed from the chest area.
9] Decortication with closure of BPF using intercostal muscle flap and thoracoplasty are the standard thoracic surgical procedures usually used for thoracic empyema cases failing on medical management and intercostal drainage [10,11] Video Assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS) guided decortication has also shown to be a promising option with the advantage of lesser morbidity and post-operative hospital stay compared to open thoracotomy, especially in elderly people and with Stage 1 and 2 empyema.
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He has undergone thoracoplasty to reduce the size of abnormal space in the thoracic cavity created by the collapsed lung.
Growth of the thoracic spine in congenital scoliosis after expansion thoracoplasty.