Pneumothorax meaning

no͝omō-thôrăks, nyo͝o-
Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity, occurring as a result of disease or injury, or sometimes induced to collapse the lung in the treatment of tuberculosis and other lung diseases.
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The presence of air or gas in a pleural cavity, esp. as a result of perforation or rupture of the lung tissue.
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Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity, occurring as a result of disease or injury, or sometimes induced to collapse the lung in the treatment of tuberculosis and other lung diseases.
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Accumulation of a gas, such as air, in the space between the pleurae of the lungs and the pleurae lining the chest wall (called the pleural cavity), occurring as a result of disease or injury or induced to collapse the lung in the treatment of tuberculosis and other lung diseases. A large pneumothorax is treated by inserting a syringe or a tube into the pleural cavity to aspirate air, which helps the collapsed lung to expand.
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(medicine) Presence of air inside the pleural cavity, usually caused by injury either to the lung or the chest wall.
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Origin of pneumothorax

  • pneumo- +"Ž thorax

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