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  • n. A surgical procedure whereby small portions of the lung, called bulla, are removed. Bulla are large areas (> 1 cm in diameter) in the lung filled with oxygen-depleted air.

Etymologies

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From bulla + -ectomy

Examples

  • Thoracoscopic larger dose of minocycline 200 mg and bullectomy pleurodesis for the leaflet of inappropriate pneumothorax.

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