bypass obstruction

bypass obstruction

A partial occlusion of a mainstem bronchus, resulting in hyperdistension of an entire lobe of lung with potential for interstitial emphysema and rupture, in a fashion identical to that of the ball-valve phenomenon.
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bypass obstruction

A partial occlusion of a mainstem bronchus resulting in hyperdistension of an entire lobe, with potential for interstitial emphysema and rupture, in a fashion identical to that of the ball-valve phenomenon
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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