Definition of decortication. 1 : the act or process of removing the outer coverings (such as bark or husks) from something (such as fiber or seed) 2 : the surgical removal of the outer layer or covering of an organ or structure (such as the brain or a kidney) —.What does decortication of lung mean?
Lung Decortication. Lung Decortication Lung decortication is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a dysfunctional layer covering the lungs known as the pleural membrane. The primary aim of performing lung decortication is to be able to promote proper lung expansion and chest wall compliance.