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Chest Surgery pp 389-402 | Cite as

Pneumothorax

  • Tomasz GrodzkiEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Abstract

Pneumothorax is the presence of air in the pleural cavity between the parietal and visceral pleura, resulting in partial or total collapse of the lung.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pleural Cavity Pleural Space Visceral Pleura Tension Pneumothorax 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thoracic Surgery Department of the Regional Hospital for Lung DiseasesPomeranian Medical UniversitySzczecinPoland

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