minithoracotomy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ thoracotomy

Noun[edit]

minithoracotomy (plural minithoracotomies)

  1. (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[1], volume 16, DOI:10.1186/s13063-015-0849-0:
      A minithoracotomy (5 cm) is performed through which the specimen is resected.