spontaneous pneumothorax


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spontaneous pneumothorax

[spän′tā·nē·əs ‚nü·mō′thȯr‚aks]
(medicine)
Air that has entered the chest cavity and caused lung collapse without being the result of injury or deliberate introduction of air; caused by an overexpansion of air in the lungs.
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Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax occurs in patients having underlying pulmonary pathologies such as COPD, cystic fibrosis, status asthmaticus, interstitial lung disease, and bronchogenic carcinoma.
Pulmonary vasculopathy in idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax in young subjects.
The initial treatment for nearly every patient with a secondary spontaneous pneumothorax should be tube thoracostomy.
According to The Lung Association's Web site, spontaneous pneumothorax ``is a collection of air or gas in the chest that causes the lung to collapse in the absence of a traumatic injury to the chest or lung.
There is no association between spontaneous pneumothorax in a newborn and CAKUT
This most common manifestation is followed by lung necrosis, persistent spontaneous pneumothorax, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, (as a treatment for lung cancer) and tuberculosis.
Unusual electrocardiographic changes in spontaneous pneumothorax.
9) Spontaneous pneumothorax is generally due to the rupture of subpleural blebs located at the apex of the upper lobe or in the superior segment of the lower lobe.
Jacqueline told how the cabin pressure on the flight from Glasgow probably caused a blister in his lung to burst - a condition known as spontaneous pneumothorax.
The welding technology is being routinely used for sealing lungs in cases of spontaneous pneumothorax and prolonged air leakage including bullous emphysema where the lung is repaired without removal of lung sections - no sutures, staples, glues or sealants were used.

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