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Surgical separation of the lung and costal pleura from the endothoracic fascia; formerly used in collapse therapy for tuberculosis.
[G. pneumōn, lung, + lysis, a loosening]


The lysis of adhesions in the pleural space.
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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.