from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stethoscope.
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In this procedure, the doctor makes a small cut through the chest wall and puts a thin, lighted tube called a thoracoscope into the chest between two ribs.
Next, a fiber-optic camera (thoracoscope) is inserted through a 1cm incision made below the armpit so the sympathetic nerve chain can be located at the back of the chest.
During surgery, inch-long staples made of a high-tech temperature-sensitive metal alloy are implanted using a camera called a thoracoscope.