thoracoplasty


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
A patient I cared for at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, had a caved-in chest from the removal of several ribs (a thoracoplasty) to keep his lung collapsed permanently.
Lung cancer in patients who had received thoracoplasty for pulmonary tuberculosis.
Hell-Vocke, "Expansion thoracoplasty: the surgical technique of opening-wedge thoracostomy," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: American Volume, vol.
Lieberman also performed a right-sided thoracoplasty, in which ribs are shortened or removed from the chest area.
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.
Takanami, "Successful treatment of huge chronic expanding hematoma after thoracoplasty," Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.
"I had an operation called a thoracoplasty. It was drastic stuff as the TB had spread to both my lungs.