thoracoscopy

noun

tho·​ra·​cos·​co·​py ˌthōr-ə-ˈkäs-kə-pē, ˌthȯr- How to pronounce thoracoscopy (audio)
plural thoracoscopies
: 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

called also pleuroscopy

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“Thoracoscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thoracoscopy. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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