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Collapsed lung surgery. Could it 100% stop future collapses?

Collapsed lung surgery. Could it 100% stop future collapses?

Close: Depends on the type of procedure done. Generally, the success rate is very good, with few recurrances seen. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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Why am i having collapsed lung after heart surgery?

Why am i having collapsed lung after heart surgery?

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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?

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?

Time to go to er : I am not sure what exactly you are asking about, having listed out several different problems that need further explanation. Best place to do this is in the ER, especially since you are post-op with a possible fever. ...Read more

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What sort of recovery rates are there for lung surgery for stage IV lung cancer?

What sort of recovery rates are there for lung surgery for stage IV lung cancer?

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 more

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For how long does recovery take from lung surgery?

For how long does recovery take from lung surgery?

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

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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?

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 more

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Why does only one lung collapse in spontaneous pneumothorax?

Why does only one lung collapse in spontaneous pneumothorax?

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

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Spontaneous Pneumothorax (Definition)

The collection of air or gas in the space inside the chest around the lungs, which leads ...Read more


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Atelectasis (Definition)

collapse of a lung or part of a lung from ...Read more