pneumothorax :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words


  • n  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)

  • Such an accident is called pneumothorax.
  • The operation artificial pneumothoraxis by no means new.
  • In artificial pneumothorax a hollow needle is inserted between two ribs.

  • Sharon D. Clarke in Metro
    We do something a lot called a tension pneumothorax - it's when a person's lung has collapsed and we have to stick a long needle into the chest cavity to relieve the pressure,explains Sharon, who is known for playing the Killer Queen in...

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.