Definition of decortication in English:

decortication

Line breaks: de|cor¦ti|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /dɪˌkɔːtɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
1The removal of the outer layer or cortex from a structure, especially the kidney, brain, or other organ.
More example sentences
  • The procedure is known as a decortication, and will require general anesthesia.
1.1 Medicine The operation of removing fibrous scar tissue that prevents expansion of the lung.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of decortication in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rəˈbəf
verb
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…