thoracoplasty


tho·ra·co·plas·ty

noun \ˈthōr-ə-kō-ˌplas-tē, ˈthr-\
plural tho·ra·co·plas·ties

Definition of THORACOPLASTY

: the surgical operation of removing or resecting one or more ribs so as to obliterate the pleural cavity and collapse a diseased lung

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