pneumonolysis

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pneumonolysis

[‚nü·mə′näl·ə·səs]
(medicine)
The loosening of any portion of lung adherent to the chest wall; a form of collapse therapy used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
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The close proximity of the subclavian artery to pleural cupola and pulmonary apex renders this vessel extremely liable to injury in procedures such as open and especially closed pneumolysis.
The welding technology was used in surgical procedures that included: pneumolysis, pneumotomy, lymphodisseciton, lymph node sampling, wedge lung resections, sealing of peripheral part of the lung vessels.