traumatopnea

trau·ma·top·ne·a

(traw'mă-top-nē'ă),
Passage of air in and out through a wound of the chest wall.
[traumato- + G. pnoē, breath]

traumatopnea

[trô′mətop′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, trauma + pnein, to breathe
partial asphyxia with collapse of the patient, caused by a penetrating thoracic wound permitting air to enter the pleural space and compress the lungs. Also called open pneumothorax.

traumatopnea

An obsolete term that formerly dignified the free passage of air into a wound, in particular of the chest wall; e.g., traumatic pneumothorax.

trau·ma·top·ne·a

(traw'mă-top'nē-ă)
Passage of air in and out through a wound of the chest wall.
Synonym(s): traumatopnoea.
[traumato- + G. pnoē, breath]

traumatopnea

passage of air through a wound in the chest wall; a sucking injury.
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