Thoracoplasty Tho`ra*co*plas"ty, n. [Thorax + plasty.] (Med.) A remodeling or reshaping of the thorax; especially, the operation of removing the ribs, so as to obliterate the pleural cavity in cases of empyema. [1913 Webster]

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  • thoracoplasty — /thawr euh koh plas tee, thohr /, n., pl. thoracoplasties. Surg. the operation removing selected portions of the ribs to collapse part of the underlying lung or an abnormal pleural space, usually in the treatment of tuberculosis. [1885 90;… …   Universalium

  • thoracoplasty — noun Surgery of the chest, usually involving removal of ribs …   Wiktionary

  • thoracoplasty — An operation that reduces intrathoracic space by removal of portions of the rigid chest wall. [thoraco + G. plastos, formed] conventional t. resection of ribs to allow inward retraction of the chest wall to reduce size of the pleural …   Medical dictionary

  • thoracoplasty — n. surgery performed on the thorax …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thoracoplasty — tho·ra·co·plas·ty …   English syllables

  • thoracoplasty — n. a former treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis involving surgical removal of parts of the ribs, thus allowing the chest wall to fall in and collapse the affected lung …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thoracoplasty — /ˈθɔrəkoʊˌplæsti/ (say thawruhkoh.plastee) noun (plural thoracoplasties) the operation of removal of selected portions of the bony chest wall (ribs) to compress part of the underlying lung or an abnormal pleural space, usually in the treatment of …   Australian English dictionary

  • thoracoplasty — ˈthōrəkōˌplastē, ˈthȯr noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary thorac + plasty : the surgical operation of removing or resecting one or more ribs so as to obliterate the pleural space and collapse a diseased lung (as to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • costoversion thoracoplasty — thoracoplasty in which several ribs are removed and replaced inside out in order to prevent outward movement of the chest wall …   Medical dictionary

  • Торакопластика (Thoracoplasty) — широко применявшийся ранее метод лечения туберкулеза легких, заключавшийся в хирургической резекции части ребер, в результате которой грудная клетка западает и пораженное легкое спадается.ТОРАКОСКОП (thoracoscope) прибор для осмотра плевральной… …   Медицинские термины

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