Definition of thoracotomy in English:
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
- Techniques for pleurodesis include thoracotomy, thoracoscopy, chest tube insertion, and thoracentesis.
- Some benefit has been observed when using epidural opiates alone for mastectomy, thoracotomy, extremity surgery and lower abdominal surgery.
- The patient was subsequently referred to our hospital, where he underwent thoracotomy with left upper lobectomy and partial pericardiectomy.
Definition of thoracotomy in:
- US English dictionary
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