open pneumothorax


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to open pneumothorax: Tension pneumothorax, closed pneumothorax

o·pen pneu·mo·thor·ax

a free communication between the atmosphere and the pleural space either through the lung or through the chest wall.
Synonym(s): sucking chest wound
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

o·pen pneu·mo·tho·rax

(ō'pĕn nū'mō-thōr'aks)
A free communication between the atmosphere and the pleural space either through the lung or through the chest wall.
Synonym(s): sucking chest wound, sucking wound.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012