chest cavity

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Synonyms for chest 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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Officials with the Trinity Mother Frances Heart Institute say the new approach can reduce a patient's hospital stay to as few as two days and pain is minimal compared to traditional bypass procedures, which include opening the chest cavity.
Another technique expands the chest cavity in children with missing or fused ribs, thus providing an opportunity for better lung development.
For the most bothersome cases that don't respond to any other treatment, surgeons can cut the sympathetic nerve in the chest cavity that controls sweaty palms by making a small incision under the armpits.
The intercostal muscles are positioned between the ribs and act by pulling up and down on the ribs and sternum, increasing and decreasing the size of the chest cavity.
To examine the lungs, you must open the chest, and when you do that the lungs instantly collapse to one-half their normal size, giving the impression that they occupy only a portion of the chest cavity.
At least three pints of blood had seeped into his chest cavity, apparently causing his right lung to collapse.
His lungs had been punctured and air was escaping into his chest cavity.
Miss Quinn died later that day as a result of bleeding into the chest cavity.
The Heimlich Manoeuvre works by placing a fist on the abdomen between the stomach and the chest cavity and pushing upward.
Pathologist Dr Andrew Davies told the court the cause of his death had been heavy bleeding into the chest cavity after one of five stab wounds punctured his right lung.
I watched as the arrow lodged to the chest cavity of the deer, a perfect hit
Dr Olumbe said water in the chest cavity showed Kunal was most likely still alive when he was dumped in the spa with the bodies of his sisters.
Baby Alexander's diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia - a condition in which the liver and bowel develop in the chest cavity instead of the abdomen - was confirmed.
That means when it comes time to sew up your chest cavity, we use stitches as opposed to opening it up.
And veterinary staff were stunned to find Annie's liver, spleen, intestines and half of her stomach inside her chest cavity.