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Surgical Terms -

Surgical Terms/Respiratory

TermDefinition
adenoidectomy excision of the adenoids
bronchoplasty surgical repair of a bronchus
laryngectomy excision of the larynx
laryngocentesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the larynx
laryngoplasty surgical repair of the larynx
laryngostomy creation of an artifical opening into the larynx
laryngotracheotomy incision of the larynx and trachea
lobectomy excision of a lobe (of the lung)
pleurocentesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the pleural space
pleuroplexy surgical fixation of the pleura
pneumobronchotomy incision of lung and bronchus
pneumonectomy excision of a lung
rhinoplasty surgical repair of the nose
septoplasty surgical repair of the (nasal) septum
septotomy incision into the (nasal) septum
sinusotomy incision of a sinus
thoracocentesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the chest cavity
thoracotomy incision into the chest cavity
tracheoplasty surgical repair of the trachea
tracheostomy creation of an artifical opening into the trachea
tracheotomy incision of the trachea
Created by: ihavekids