- Surgical removal of part of the ribs to cause the collapse of a diseased lung.
- Procedure was once commonly used in the management of cavitary pulmonary disease.
 Imaging Findings
Patient #1: History of tuberculosis
 See Also
 External Links
- Horrigan, TP, Snow, NJ. Thoracoplasty: current application to the infected pleural space. Ann Thorac Surg 1990 50: 695-699.