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Descriptor English:   Thoracic Surgery 
Descriptor Spanish:   Cirugía Torácica 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Cirurgia Torácica 
Synonyms English:   Cardiac Surgery
Heart Surgery
Surgery, Cardiac
Surgery, Heart
Surgery, Thoracic  
Tree Number:   H02.403.810.803
Definition English:   A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular. 
Indexing Annotation English:   a surgical specialty: do not confuse with THORACIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES
See Related English:   Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Thoracic Surgical Procedures
 
History Note English:   80; was THORAX /surgery 1966-79 & SURGERY, THORACIC (NON MESH) before 1980 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ED education ES ethics
HI history IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence MT methods
OG organization & administration ST standards
SN statistics & numerical data TD trends
Record Number:   14290 
Unique Identifier:   D013903 

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