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pneu·mo·tho·rax

 (no͞o′mō-thôr′ăks′, nyo͞o′-)
n.
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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pneumothorax

(ˌnjuːməʊˈθɔːræks)
n
1. (Pathology) the abnormal presence of air between the lung and the wall of the chest (pleural cavity), resulting in collapse of the lung
2. (Medicine) med the introduction of air into the pleural cavity to collapse the lung: a former treatment for tuberculosis
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pneu•mo•tho•rax

(ˌnu məˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-, ˌnyu-)

n.
the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity.
[1815–25]
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Noun1.pneumothorax - abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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Translations

pneumothorax

[ˌnjuːməʊˈθɔːræks] npneumotorace m
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pneu·mo·thor·ax

n. neumotórax, acumulación de aire o gas en la cavidad pleural que resulta en colapso del pulmón afectado;
spontaneous ______ espontáneo;
tension ______ por tensión.
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pneumothorax

n neumotórax m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Treatment in the 1800's: Artificial Pneumothorax (collapsing a lung by introducing air into the pleural space), Pneumoperitoneum with Phrenicolysis (crushing or surgical division of the phrenic nerve leading to ipsilateral paralysis of the diaphragm) 1940's: Phrenicotomy (surgical division of the phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung by paralyzing the diaphragm on one side), Plombage (Insertion of a "plombe" to collapse the lung--e.g.
He applied a pipe like thoracoscope to make an artificial pneumothorax for collapse therapy of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Malignant lymphoma arising in the pleura are rare, comprising 2.4% of the primary chest wall tumors, and most pleural lymphomas develop in association with preceding long-standing pleural disease such as long-standing chronic tuberculous pyothorax or artificial pneumothorax for lung tuberculosis.

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