pneumonolysis

noun

pneu·​mo·​nol·​y·​sis ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnäl-ə-səs How to pronounce pneumonolysis (audio)
plural pneumonolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce pneumonolysis (audio)
: 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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“Pneumonolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pneumonolysis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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