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Collapses lung

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Somewhere a hole.: Lung collapses because air leaks into the chest cavity through a hole in the lung or in the chest wall, or a fluid such as blood or serum leaks into t ... Read More
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Dr. Fernando Torres
26 years experience Pulmonology
Defect in the lung: Though most of the time when a lung collapses, it is caused by some type of trauma, there are some patients that have defects in the lung surface. Th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Collapsed lung: A collapsed along can be a medical emergency. Typically the attempt is to expand the long using a chest tube. This is usually done in intensive care s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Atelectasis: Depends on why it collapsed to begin with. If it was a mass pressing on it, need to remove. If it was because of infection and have a hard covering , ... Read More
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Collapsed lung : Depends on the cause of the collapse. Many time lung gets trapped and collapsed, and requires decortication to allow expansion.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on details: The exact details are important. "surgical emphysema" is often a way of describing subcutaneous emphysema. This is quite common with pneumothorax (co ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: A collapsed lung may be related to a pneumothorax, or massive fluid and atelectasis. Some may require surgery such as placement of a chest tube for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: A collapsed lung means that the lung cannot do it's job, bringing oxygen into the body and getting rid of carbon dioxide.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bad: Pneumothorax, hemothorax, chylothorax, hydropneumothorax and atelectasis all emcompass conditions where a lung is "collapsed." in atelectasis, the lu ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Need more info: "collapsed" lung is a term that can mean several different things. Collapsed lung can mean a pneumothorax which is treated with a chest tube, or a col ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multiple: External and internal. External causes are trauma, diagnostic procedures, etc. Internal factors deal with an increase in pressure in the lung, causing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Discuss MD: Until surgical evaluation and/or treatment, refrain from flying and scuba. With guidance/instructions from your surgeon, it is generally safe to trave ... Read More
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