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thoracoplasty

[ thawr-uh-koh-plas-tee, thohr- ]
/ ˈθɔr ə koʊˌplæs ti, ˈθoʊr- /
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noun, plural tho·ra·co·plas·ties.Surgery.

the operation removing selected portions of the ribs to collapse part of the underlying lung or an abnormal pleural space, usually in the treatment of tuberculosis.

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Origin of thoracoplasty

First recorded in 1885–90; thoraco- + -plasty
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British Dictionary definitions for thoracoplasty

thoracoplasty
/ (ˈθɔːrəkəʊˌplæstɪ) /

noun plural -ties

plastic surgery of the thorax
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for thoracoplasty

thoracoplasty
[ thôrə-kō-plăs′tē ]

n.

Reparative or plastic surgery performed on the thorax.
Conventional thoracoplasty.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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