Decortication (close Heart)

Decortication (close Heart)

Decortication is a medical procedure involving the surgical removal of the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of an organ. The procedure is usually performed when the lung is covered by a thick, inelastic pleural peel restricting lung expansion. In a non-medical aspect, decortication is the removal of the bark, husk, or outer layer, or peel of an object.1 It may also be done in the treatment of chronic laryngitis.

 

 

 

 

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