Chamberlain procedure

(chām′bĕr-lĭn )

[J. Maxwell Chamberlain, U.S. thoracic surgeon, 1908-1968]
Incision into the mediastinum through an incision made next to the sternum. The procedure is used to obtain specimens for biopsy or laboratory analysis as an alternative to mediastinoscopy.

Chamberlain procedure is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.