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Forlanini's method led to similar forms of lung compression, including thoracoplasty and plombage, where inert substances such as Lucite balls are inserted into the pleural cavity (Figure 12).
After gaining all this flabby weight I was informed by my doctors that I was still not cured of the tuberculosis and they wanted me to have a thoracoplasty operation.
A 13-year-old, 52-kg boy was admitted to the pediatric ICU after reoperation and thoracoplasty for repair of a severe pectus excavatum deformity.