plombage

noun
plom·​bage | \ ˌpləm-ˈbäzh How to pronounce plombage (audio) \

Medical Definition of plombage

: the practice of inserting an inert material (as paraffin or plastic spheres) into the thoracic cavity to exert sustained pressure on the lungs and induce their collapse that formerly was used as a treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis

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