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- n. The accumulation of air (or other gas) and pus in the pleural cavity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Accumulation of air, or other gas, and of pus, in the pleural cavity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pneumopyo thorax.
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The pleura may be entered, -- pyopneumothorax will result and demand immediate thoracotomy and gastrostomy.
Perforation of the pleura, with the development of pyopneumothorax, is manifested by the usual signs.