Definition of decortication in English:
1.1 Medicine The operation of removing fibrous scar tissue that prevents expansion of the lung.
- Four of these patients underwent thoracotomy with decortication, but only one substantially improved.
- He underwent a thoracotomy and open decortication and was discharged to home 5 days later.
- In many centres video assisted thoracoscopic surgery is used routinely to accomplish decortication.
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