- Examination of the pleural cavity with an endoscope. SYN: pleuroscopy. [thoraco- + G. skopeo, to view]
* * *tho·ra·cos·co·py .thōr-ə-'käs-kə-pē, .thȯr- n, pl -pies examination of the chest and esp. the pleural cavity by means of a thoracoscope
* * *tho·ra·cos·co·py (thor″ə-kəsґkə-pe) [thoraco- + -scopy] the diagnostic examination of the pleural cavity through an endoscope. Called also pleuroscopy.
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