thoracoscope

An endoscope for viewing intrathoracic structures; may be video-assisted. [thoraco- + G. skopeo, to view]

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tho·ra·co·scope thə-'rāk-ə-.skōp, -'rak- n an endoscope that is inserted through a puncture in the chest wall in an intercostal space (as for the visual examination of the chest cavity)
tho·ra·co·scop·ic thə-.rāk-ə-'skäp-ik, -.rak- adj

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n.
an instrument used to inspect the pleural cavity.

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tho·raco·scope (thə-rakґo-skōp) an endoscope for examining the pleural cavity; it is inserted into the cavity through a skin incision in an intercostal space.

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