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is a collapsed lung bad?

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Dr. Grant Linnell
24 years experience Radiology
Yes: A collapsed lung means that the lung cannot do it's job, bringing oxygen into the body and getting rid of carbon dioxide.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
48 years experience Pediatric Surgery
There are a number of reasons why you might have a collapsed lung. This should definitely be evaluated. THe management depends on the reason it occurred
Nov 4, 2013

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