pyopneumothorax


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py·o·pneu·mo·tho·rax

(pī'ō-nū'mō-thō'raks),
The presence of gas together with a purulent effusion in the pleural cavity.
[pyo- + G. pneuma, air, + thorax]

pyopneumothorax

/pyo·pneu·mo·tho·rax/ (-thor´aks) pus and air or gas in the pleural cavity.

py·o·pneu·mo·tho·rax

(pī'ō-nū'mŏ-thōr'aks)
The presence of gas together with a purulent effusion in the pleural cavity.
Synonym(s): pneumopyothorax.
[pyo- + G. pneuma, air, + thorax]

pyopneumothorax

pus and air or gas within the pleural cavity.
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6) Our interaction with a Tennessee resident who had pyopneumothorax caused by Coccidioides immitis encouraged us to review the literature pertaining to this unusual entity and report the case, as it represents an excellent example of this traveling fungal disease.
Rupture of a coccidioidal pulmonary cavity is a rare event and can result in pyopneumothorax.