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minithoracotomy (plural minithoracotomies)
- (surgery) A thoracotomy involving a small incision
- 2015 August 5, Denise P. Veelo et al., “The effect of on-demand vs deep neuromuscular relaxation on rating of surgical and anaesthesiologic conditions in patients undergoing thoracolaparoscopic esophagectomy (DEPTH trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial”, in Trials, volume 16, DOI:10.1186/s13063-015-0849-0:
- A minithoracotomy (5 cm) is performed through which the specimen is resected.