phrenicotomy

phrenicotomy
Section of the phrenic nerve in order to induce unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm, which is then pushed up by the abdominal viscera and exerts compression upon a diseased lung. [phrenico- + G. tome, incision]

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phren·i·cot·o·my .fren-i-'kät-ə-mē n, pl -mies surgical division of a phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung by paralyzing the diaphragm on one side compare PHRENICECTOMY

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phren·i·cot·o·my (fren″ĭ-kotґə-me) [phrenic nerve + -tomy] surgical division of the phrenic nerve and its accessory, formerly done to cause one-sided paralysis of the diaphragm.

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