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Thoracoplasty

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Thoracoplasty (Med) A remodeling or reshaping of the thorax; especially, the operation of removing the ribs, so as to obliterate the pleural cavity in cases of empyema.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thoracoplasty Removal of a section of one or more ribs for the cure of a fistula of the chest-wall following empyema.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Thorax, + plasty,