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why has my partially collapsed lung remained?

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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 , we need to remove it for the lung to open up.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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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.
Answered on Nov 16, 2018

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