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pneumothorax Line breaks: pneumo|thorax
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːmə(ʊ)ˈθɔːraks/

Definition of pneumothorax in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
The presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung.
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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