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 (no͞o′mō-thôr′ăks′, nyo͞o′-)
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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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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(ˌnu məˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-, ˌnyu-)

the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity.
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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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[ˌnjuːməʊˈθɔːræks] npneumotorace m
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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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n neumotórax m
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No pneumothoraces, episodes of gastric or abdominal distension, mucosal injuries or infections were documented for any of the children receiving HFNC oxygen therapy in the general ward of NSH during the first 12 months of its use.
As a result, a high level of suspicion needs to be maintained in women of childbearing age with recurrent haemoor pneumothoraces, to make the diagnosis.
, in their study, showed success of povidone-iodine (10%) as plerodesing agent.[2] Other studies also showed that povidone-iodine was an effective agent for chemical pleurodesis in patients with recurrent pneumothoraces.[3] Thus, the pleurodesis was established as an easy, safe, and cost-effective treatment using povidone-iodine, being primarily a tropical antiseptic agent, induces inflammation in pleural surfaces to produce pleurodesis but exact process is unknown.
Recently, the necessity of chest drain insertion for a proportion of traumatic pneumothoraces has been challenged.
Vessels will be attenuated, and CLO must be differentiated from pneumothoraces which demonstrate a pleural line and lack bronchovascular markings.
Though the cause of pneumothoraces differ, the single commonality is reversal of pressure in the chest cavity.
Laupland et al., "Factors related to the failure of radiographic recognition of occult posttraumatic pneumothoraces," The American Journal of Surgery, vol.
Dente et al., "Clinical predictors of occult pneumothoraces in severely injured blunt polytrauma patients: a prospective observational study," Injury, vol.
Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHD) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, pulmonary cysts, spontaneous pneumothoraces, and renal cancers [1].
Additionally, TPP is almost always associated with rib fractures or other evidences of trauma such as large contusions and pneumothoraces [4].