TITLE

pneumothorax

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1699
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the word pneumothorax is presented. It refers to a collection of air or gas in the pleural cavity. The gas enters as the result of a perforation through the chest wall, due to traumatic or iatrogenic injury or the pleura from the rupture of an emphysematous bleb or superficial lung abscess. Some tall slender young men and women suffer repeated episodes of spontaneous pneumothorax.
ACCESSION #
21241365

 

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