Medical Dictionary

phrenicectomy

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noun phren·i·cec·to·my \ˌfren-ə-ˈsek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of phrenicectomy

plural

phrenicectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of part of a phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung by paralyzing the diaphragm on one side—compare phrenicotomy


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