A member asked:

I got small to moderately size hydropneumothorax with compressive atelectasis of the right lower lobe, is it risky when i fly back home. duration of flight is 3-1/2 hours?

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Dr. Paul Velt answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

It would depend on why this occurred. Changes in cabin pressure might cause an effect on the size of the pneumothorax part which may increase symptoms. I suggest talking to your doctor before making a long trip

Answered Jul 19, 2017



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