Medical Dictionary


noun pneu·mo·nol·y·sis \ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnäl-ə-səs\
plural pneu·mo·nol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PNEUMONOLYSIS

:  either of two surgical procedures to permit collapse of a lung: a :  separation of the parietal pleura from the fascia of the chest wall—called also extrapleural pneumonolysis b :  separation of the visceral and parietal layers of the pleura—called also intrapleural pneumonolysis
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