Definition of Thoracotomy

1. Noun. Surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity.

Generic synonyms: Incision, Section, Surgical Incision



Definition of Thoracotomy

1. n. The operation of opening the pleural cavity by incision.

Definition of Thoracotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure of making an incision into the chest, normally as a first step to gain access to the thoracic organs, such as the heart, the lungs, and the esophagus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thoracotomy

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Medical Definition of Thoracotomy

1. A surgical procedure where an incision is made opening the chest cavity. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thoracotomy

thoracoparacephalus
thoracopathy
thoracoplasties
thoracoplasty
thoracopneumoplasty
thoracoscope
thoracoscopic surgery
thoracoscopies
thoracoscopy
thoracostenosis
thoracostomy
thoracostomy tube
thoracostraca
thoracotomies
thoracotomy (current term)
thoradelphus
thorax
thoraxes
thorbastnasite
thoreaulite
thoreon
thoria
thorian
thorianite
thorianites
thorias
thoriate
thoriated
thoriates

Literary usage of Thoracotomy

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1. Preparatory and After Treatment in Operative Cases by Herman A. Haubold (1910)
"thoracotomy The special preparation for thoracotomy should take cognizance of the fact that narcotics have a depressing influence upon respiration, ..."

2. Emergency Surgery by John William Sluss (1915)
"CHAPTER II URGENT thoracotomy. REPAIR OF INJURY TO THE LUNGS. ... URGENT thoracotomy The technic of this operation ..."

3. Regional Anesthesia; Its Technic and Clinical Application by Gaston Labat (1922)
"thoracotomy If thte operation involves only one rib, paravertebral dorsal block (page 214) is made of four thoracic nerves, of which two supply the ..."

4. Atlas and Epitome of Operative Surgery by Otto Zuckerkandl (1898)
"Fluid can thus be evacuated by negative pressure when it would fail to flow spontaneously from the pressure within the pleural cavity. thoracotomy, opening ..."

5. Atlas and Epitome of Operative Surgery by Otto Zuckerkandl (1902)
"Paracentesis Thoracis, thoracotomy. — The thorax is opened by puncture or by incision when the presence of accumulations of fluid in the pleural cavity ..."

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