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Collapsed Lung Surgery Recovery
Close: Depends on the type of procedure done. Generally, the success rate is very good, with few recurrances seen. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Several: Several reasons: air in the chest is very common as the very delicate pleura may be entered anytime. This is called collapse- pneumothorax. The chest tubes drain fluid and air. Post operative atelectasis is also called collapse and follows chest surgery, pain, poor cough, and improves with incentive spirometry, cough with pain control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My brother in law is in the hospital with a collapsed lung. They put a tube in his chest and he is going for his second surgery tomorrow. ?
Recurrent problem: The collapsed lung is called a spontaneous pneumothorax if it happens without prior trauma. If he has anatomical blebs in his lung or his doctors feel he is at high risk for recurrence they may do a bleb resection and/or a pleurodesis which is deliberate scarring to force the lung to adhere to the chest wall so it can't collapse again as is prone to happen in some people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having 3 rib cartilages removed due to slipping rib syndrome.What should expect during and after surgery? Chest tube? Collapsed lung ?
I had a spontaneous pneumothorax(collapsed lung 40%) 2 months ago. I got the staple/adhesive surgery(pleurodesis). Was told it was genetic and it happens to tall thin guys like me, smoker or nonsmoker. Would vaporizing cannabis be ok once I am healed?
There are some...: The report suggests you are vulnerable to have its recurrence. In respect to life reality, it is advisable to avoid any known forms of health-insulting/inflicting life events since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. More? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html if you want to look nicer, feel better, and live longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendix surgery 7 days ago. 2 days ago throwing up. Fever at 99.8. Feeling sick. Collapsed lung. Trouble breathing. Light handedness. Arm and leg feel numb?
Not good: Overall, the probability of 5 year survival is in the single digits. There are exceptions. Single metastases to the brain or adrenal gland, if the lymph nodes are uninvolved, can be treated sequentially and followed with chemotherapy. The survival is 35-30 or so percent. If the adrenal gland metastasis shows up later, rather than at initial diagnosis, surgery and chemo can yield 45% 5 yr. Survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A lot depends on the procedure done, the approach used, the immediate post op care, and the patients condition going into the procedure. In general, open procedures take 6-8 weeks to recover, and minimally invasive procedures 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
I had lung surgery just over 4 months ago on my right side and my left side had collapsed 3 times but not for over 3 years is it safe to fly toamerica?
Discuss: Most important is to discuss with your surgeon first. In general, depending on why you had surgery, what surgery was performed, and if you had postop complications; most patients can travel by plane by 6 weeks after surgery. Your most recent postop chest x-ray will be critical in decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great Question: And I have a better answer: unlike the american bison, most mammals have two separate pleural or lung cavities. If one lung collapses, the problem does not usually affect the other side. This is why bison were easy to hunt. If you hit one side of the chest, both lungs could collapse. The picture shows human anatomy, wish i could also post a bison picture as they are majestic creatures. ...Read more
Can one have small collapsed lung with few symptoms. Could this spontaneous collapse be deadly? Some studies say that progression to tension is rare.
25 year old son had spontaneous pneumothorax. Surgeon reattached lung to wall now is having same pain he had before surgery when he sneezes?
Work in progress!: Open surgery is required when the proper procedure cannot be performed safely and successfully by lesser means. Expertise in minimally invasive techniques is growing by the day so less open cases are required but there are still times when anatomy, exposure, or the disease process dictate an open chest approach. ...Read more
Is it ok to stop using oxygen? I've been using supplemental oxygen since my lung surgery 4 months ago. My o2 levels are now in the upper 90's, heart
No: In general surgery should be postponed until you have been afebrile for 48-72 hours and are on the road to recovery. Lung surgery should not be done while a patient is ill with acute bronchitis or flares of chronic bronchitis due to an increased risk of postoperative complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a competition: Open chest and lung surgeries were first done by dr. Evarts graham in the mid 1930's. Open heart surgeries were first done in the mid 1950's with dr. John kirklin leading the U.S. Teams, building on principals developed with lung surgery. They are both challenging, helpful, durable and save lives, especially if you need one of these procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: While this may not represent a major problem, it would not be considered "normal". A follow up with the thoracic surgeon would be advised. Surgical staples used to remove part of a lung could migrate and be coughed up, but evaluation by the surgeon would be best to make sure this doesn't represent a more serious problem. ...Read more
I got lung surgery a couple years ago and i want to make sure my lungs stay strong. Are there vitamins i can take?
Pulmonary evaluation: Have you had a pulmonary evaluation to check your present lung function. ...Read more
Had a cat scan it said atelectasis of lung basis. I am having rotator cuff surgery in 9 days is atelectasis a problem?
No: Atelectasis is just the alveoli at the lung bases not inflating. Sometimes we see that in hospitalized patients who aren't breathing as well as they should post-operatively. We try to get patients to expand the lungs with using an incentive spirometer or coughing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subsequent to a lung surgery 5 weeks ago, and a pnuemonia 3 weeks ago, my husband has a fever 99.2 and high pulse 104.?
I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe, need antibitoics many times p/yr,
is it better to go for lung surgery to prevent further damage 2 lungs?
Havin back pain where i had lung surgery 4 yrs. ago been walking short distance now an i have spasm in right neck an stiffness in back daily why
Had lung surgery for a wedge restriction than got pnummia short time after.Gettimg home how long do the night sweats last after done taking antbiotic?
Why didn't mt. Surgeon mention that there was 4 nodules found on my liver before lung surgery for a carcinoid tumour?
May be related: Depending on the findings associated with the primary tumor, resection of a primary carcinoid is reasonable even in the setting of disease in the liver. Disease in the liver can become a problem and therefore clarification of what the lesions represent and how to watch them over time should be discussed with the md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No you will not. There are patients that are susceptible to recurrent bronchitis for a number of reasons (ie active smokers, patients with structural lung disease like bronchiectasis, patients with immunodeficiencies). It is best to see a lung specialist (pulmonologist) if you are having recurrent bronchitis to make sure there is nothing else going on. Surgery is unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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