thoracic cavity

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  • noun

Synonyms for thoracic cavity

the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

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The Company's lead program is ThermoDox, a proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, currently in Phase III development for the treatment of primary liver cancer and in Phase II development for the treatment of recurrent chest wall breast cancer.
Patients with highly resistant tumors found on the chest wall often see their cancer progress despite treatment which typically involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy," stated Dr.
Following extensive research in this field, it was noted that, in most of the cases where some kind of chest reconstructive surgery was required, the device that was used to correct the chest wall was custom built.
75% of chest wall chondrosarcomas arise from the costochondral junction between the ribs and sternum as was observed in our case.
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (no pre-existing or current lung pathology), secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (pre-existing or current underlying pathology) and traumatic pneumothorax (blunt or penetrating chest wall trauma)
A large number of disease processes frequently affect the chest wall in children, including congenital anomalies, inflammatory and infectious processes and neoplasms, both benign and malignant.
A 71 years old man, with a solitary plasmacytoma of the chest wall is reported.
This work aimed to verify if swimmers present better chest wall coordination during breathing than healthy non-athletes analyzing the correlation between ribs motion and the variation of thoracoabdominal volumes.
The condition appears like a white or yellow thickening on the chest wall, between the fifth and eighth ribs, on the pleura (the membrane covering the lungs) or on the dome of the diaphragm.
Background: High-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) is commonly used by cystic fibrosis (CF) patients for airway clearance.
A MAN collapsed and died from a heart attack 10 months after a surgeon decided not to remove a needle which X-rays had located in his chest wall, an inquest was told yesterday.
Physical examination revealed tenderness in the epigastrium and a 6-cm mass in the left chest wall.
The other ricocheted off his bulletproof vest, and the impact -- similar to being hit with a baseball -- bruised his chest wall, said Daniel Margulies, director of the trauma center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
2) Both imaging modalities will show gas outlining mediastinal structures and air streaking in the chest wall or neck.