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trapped lungA sequestered segment of lung in empyema, where part of a bacterially infected lobe and visceral pleura 'fix' the affected lung in a partially collapsed position. Cf Folded lung, Scimitar syndrome, Sequestration complex.
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Lung that cannot expand and contract during respiration because it is restricted by the visceral pleura.
See also: lung
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