iatrogenic pneumothorax


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iatrogenic pneumothorax

pneumothorax caused by a medical procedure, most often central venous catheter insertion, thoracentesis, or transbronchial and transthoracic lung biopsy.

i·at·ro·gen·ic pneu·mo·tho·rax

(ī-at'rō-jen'ik nū'mō-thōr'aks)
Pneumothorax caused by a medical procedure, most often central venous catheter insertion, thoracentesis, or transbronchial and transthoracic lung biopsy.
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