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Words related to pneumothorax

abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung

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A street fight between two one-time friends left a man with five stab wounds and a collapsed lung.
But things went from bad to worse - Joe had two holes in his collapsed lung and his kidneys were also failing.
When police arrived, he was losing consciousness and was taken to the Royal Liverpool hospital, where it was discovered he had suffered a collapsed lung.
The 23-year-old was set to compete in the gold medal winning coxless fours team at Athens until a collapsed lung robbed him of his chance.
Australianswimmer Grant Hackett last night claimed he had a collapsed lung when he broke the Olympic record in defending his 1500m free style title in Athens.
Doctors then found he had a collapsed lung and pancreatic problems.
QWHY AA COLLAPSED lung occurs when a hole in the lung allows air to escape into the chest cavity.
POLICE hunting a thug who stabbed two men, leaving one with a collapsed lung, today released an image of a man they want to trace.
The extent of her injuries is not known, but she broke at least one rib, and may possibly have also suffered a collapsed lung.
POLICE last night moved to calm fears over knife culture in the North-East after a teenager suffered a collapsed lung in a suspected stabbing.
In the house, police found a 19-year-old man suffering from a collapsed lung, a 16-year-old youth with a stab injury to his shoulder and a 16-year-old girl, who had a wound to her knee.
He suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
Dad-of-two Mr Davies, 56, of Bala, Gwynedd, also accused medics of failing to diagnose a collapsed lung or provide promised carers.
HAMILTON hero Martin Canning revealed how he battled back from a double hernia and collapsed lung to make his return to first-team football.
In the house they found a 19-year-old man with a collapsed lung, a 17-year-old youth with a stab injury to his shoulder and a 17-year-old girl, who had a wound to her knee.