A 23-year-old male asked:
My brother had a punctured lung and had a surgery.since 1 week he is on ventilator still there are no signs of recovery.how much time it will take.?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 36 years experience
Time: Sorry to hear about that. He may take time because the damage to the lung has to heal. So anticipate another week at least. Talk with the lung doctor.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
surgery 57 years experience
By what?: Gunshgt?
Most leaks resolve with surgery and tube drainage but it can take 2-3 weeks if the leak is big-
there are some surgical tricks, staples, glue, etc that can be used on the worst leaks.
1. Stop bleeding
2 remove damaged lung tissue
3 save as much lung as possible.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 18, 2013
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