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What is the Medical term meaning hernia of the lung?

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April 04, 2015 2:13AM

pneumonocele

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March 07, 2015 10:54PM

That is the medical term: lung herniation. It can occur intercostal (between the ribs), sternal (through an opening in the sternum) or diagram (into the abdominal cavity). The first and third are often due to chest injuries and the second happens during fetal development.