pneumothorax

(redirected from pneumothoraxes)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Data from this study show that tube thoracostomy was performed in all patients with SSP, except for two patients whose condition was stable with their small pneumothoraxes .
In the routine chest x-ray group, 419 (60%) of the x rays were normal, effusions were found in 251 (36%), pneumothorax occurred in 22 (3%) and effusion plus pneumothoraxes found in 11 (2%).
In our experiment, in brachytherapy of the thorax (lung cancer and mediastinal lymph nodes), small pneumothoraxes are common in procedures that require multiple needle insertion due to the size of lesions.