Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: Thoracotomy

Thoracotomy noun.

A thoracotomy is a surgical procedure that is used to access the pleural space of the chest in a human being. It's one way of accessing the organs in the thoracic region without having to break open the rib cage. It can be use in cancer surgery, stomach repair or hiatus hernia surgery.

If you want to learn more about thoracotomies, be forewarned--gross pictures ahead, even on Wikipedia :-)
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