thoracoscopy

noun
tho·ra·cos·co·py | \ˌthōr-ə-ˈkäs-kə-pē, ˌthȯr- \
plural thoracoscopies

Medical Definition of thoracoscopy 

: examination of the chest and especially the pleural cavity by means of a thoracoscope … specializes in thoracoscopy, which permits examination of the lungs or other parts in the chest cavity without making a large incision.The Tampa Tribune, 4 May 2006

called also pleuroscopy

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