Definition of pneumothorax in English:

pneumothorax

Syllabification: pneu·mo·tho·rax
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͞omōˈTHôraks
 
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noun

Medicine
The presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung.
More example sentences
  • Only eight of the 24 patients with post-procedure pneumothorax received chest tubes to re-expand their lungs.
  • Also known as pneumothorax, a collapsed lung is treated by reinflating the lung.
  • The most common complications reported are infection and pneumothorax.

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