Medical Dictionary

thoracoplasty

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noun tho·ra·co·plas·ty \ˈthōr-ə-kō-ˌplas-tē, ˈthȯr-\

Medical Definition of thoracoplasty

plural

thoracoplasties

  1. :  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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