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- n. A procedure for examining the inside of the chest cavity through a small incision, using an endoscope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, physical examination of the thoracic organs.
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Bullard KM, Adzick NS: Pediatric thoracoscopy: A new vista.
If the cancer is in the chest, the doctor may perform a thoracoscopy.
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