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is it possible to have a collapsed lung which repairs itself?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Certainly: If the cause of the collapsed lung is taken care of the lung can reexpand and heal. Reversible causes of collapse are fluid in chest cavity from infection, air leak after chest injury(tension pneumothorax), tumor blocking the bronchus.
Answered on Sep 17, 2017
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