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Lung cancer and thoracoplasty. X-ray of the lungs of a patient with lung cancer in the left lower lobe (white mass at lower right). This patient has previously had a thoracoplasty to treat tuberculosis (TB). Thoracoplasty involves removing some of the ribs (ribs absent at upper left) to remove the pleural cavities left by the effects on the lungs of the bacterial infection tuberculosis.
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