Translation of thorax in Spanish:


tórax, n.

Pronunciation /ˈθɔrˌæks//ˈθɔːraks/


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    tórax masculine
    • Originating at the level of the sixth cervical vertebra, posterior to the cricoid cartilage, the esophagus passes through the thorax slightly to the right and behind the aortic arch and the left main stem bronchus.
    • A metastatic work-up, including a bone scan and a computed tomographic scan of the thorax and abdomen, was negative.
    • Lesions usually begin on the upper thorax and neck but may spread to the entire body.
    • The lungs are contained within the paired pleural cavities in the thorax.
    • The scalene muscles as a whole are considered as the intercostal muscles of the thorax, located in the neck.