collapse of the lung

collapse of the lung

Etymology: L, collabi, to fall together; AS, lungen
a reduction in the volume of a lung. The condition results from increased intrapleural pressure caused by accumulation of air or fluid in the pleural cavity or from a loss of internal pressure and elastic recoil of the lung. See also atelectasis, hemothorax, pneumothorax.
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The most common complication of premature tube removal is recurrent pneumothorax4 with collapse of the lung which may progress to tension pneumothorax thereby, posing a threat to life.
Active lobar collapse of the lung after abdominal operations: A contribution to the study of post-operative lung complications.
Just as in our case there was collapse of the lung parenchyma.
The second, and indeed the more difficult problem was that of anaesthetising the patient, since opening the chest, of course, results in total collapse of the lung on that side.
You threw a knife at her with such force that you penetrated the chest causing the partial collapse of the lung.
Pneumothorax: Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity resulting in partial or complete collapse of the lung.
Initial indication for this pharmaceutical will be lung-shock, a live-threatening collapse of the lung which causes immediate death in cases of stroke and numerous other diseases.
An emergency Chest X-ray was done, which confirmed the clinical suspicion of a left sided large pneumothorax with left side total collapse of the lung with slight mediastinal shift probable starting of a tension pneumothorax (figure 1).