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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Toracotomía

Thoracotomy (THOR-uh-KAH-toh-mee)
An operation to open the chest.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.