Air in the chest (Thorax) causes the lung to collapse. This can be spontaneous or after chest injuries
The presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung.
There are four types of pneumothorax. The types are: traumatic pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, primary spontaneous pneumothorax, and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax.
Most people recover fully from spontaneous pneumothorax
A pneumothorax is a pocket of air in the chest cavity, and a hemothorax is a pocket of blood.
Pneumothorax-presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity.
Pneumothorax produced by the injection of air, or a more slowly absorbed gas such as nitrogen, into the pleural space to collapse the lung
Apical generally refers to the the tip of a pyramidal or rounded structure, like the lung or the heart. This means that apical pneumothorax is pneumothorax that is being caused at the tip of the lung. Incase you don't know pneumothorax is a colapsed lung. This is generally from a puncture in the lung from multiple possible causes.
To diagnose pneumothorax, it is necessary for the health care provider to listen to the chest (auscultation) during a physical examination
James J. Waring has written: 'Spontaneous pneumothorax' -- subject(s): Pneumothorax
Pneumothoraces is the plural.