Definitions for "Pneumothorax"
A condition in which air or other gas is present in the cavity of the chest; -- called also pneumatothorax.
When air from the baby's lungs leaks out into the space between the baby's lungs and chest wall. While small leaks may cause no problems and require no treatment, larger leaks may cause serious complications such as lung collapse and may need surgical repair.
A medical term used when there is loose air with in the chest cavity, normally caused by severe trauma such as a shooting or stabbing or an accident in surgery such as cutting a lung.
Keywords:  fairly, complication, common
a fairly common complication of CF