A 46-year-old member asked:
what can be done for a collapsed lung?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Ovadia answered
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Chest tube: Typically, the first line of treatment for a collapsed lung is to insert a chest tube, which is a tube that is placed between the ribs and outside of the lung, in order to allow the lung to re-expand. If the lung is only partially collapsed, sometimes this is not necessary. Occasionally, surgery will be required to treat the problem.
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
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