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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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Plumb had tremendous sucking chest wounds by the time I got to him," the graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming said.
Plumb had eight sucking chest wounds that went out through the other side of his body, he said, choking back tears.
And although I had trained my corpsmen well, I had seen sucking chest wounds before and they hadn't I figured I would be in and out in 15 minutes" (pp.
that specializes in first-aid products for the military, has developed a triple valve design dressing with a hydrogel adhesive that is designed specifically for sucking chest wounds.