scalenotomy

noun
sca·​le·​not·​o·​my | \ ˌskā-lə-ˈnät-ə-mē \
variants: also scaleniotomy \ ˌskā-​lē-​nē-​ˈät-​ \
plural scalenotomies

Medical Definition of scalenotomy

: surgical severing of one or more scalenus muscles near their insertion on the ribs

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