scalenotomy

noun

sca·​le·​not·​o·​my ˌskā-lə-ˈnät-ə-mē How to pronounce scalenotomy (audio)
variants also scaleniotomy
plural scalenotomies
: surgical severing of one or more scalenus muscles near their insertion on the ribs

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“Scalenotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/scalenotomy. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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