pneumothorax

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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.

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

pneu•mo•tho•rax

(ˌnu məˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-, ˌnyu-)

n.
the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

pneumothorax

[ˌnjuːməʊˈθɔːræks] npneumotorace m

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.

pneumothorax

n neumotórax m
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A prospective analysis of occult pneumothorax, delayed pneumothorax and delayed hemothorax after minor blunt thoracic trauma.
A method to detect occult pneumothorax with chest radiography.
The intensive care phyisican will always have access to this tool and it will be instrumental in monitoring the state of the trauma patient (blunt abdominal trauma that becomes unstable, or occult pneumothorax that turns into tension pneumothorax with mechanical ventilation) or that of a patient who has just come from surgery.