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How long after a collapsed lung can you fly?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: It depends

Patients should discuss their specific circumstances with their physician.
It depends on the cause and/or associated abnormality/disease of a patient's lung. Pneumothorax may be caused by chest trauma or from abnormalities in the lung tissue itself. Sometimes, it is recommended that surgery be performed to remove abnormal areas of lung tissue. Discuss with thoracic surgeon.

In brief: It depends

Patients should discuss their specific circumstances with their physician.
It depends on the cause and/or associated abnormality/disease of a patient's lung. Pneumothorax may be caused by chest trauma or from abnormalities in the lung tissue itself. Sometimes, it is recommended that surgery be performed to remove abnormal areas of lung tissue. Discuss with thoracic surgeon.
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
usually after full treatment and correction and stability, we usually recommend 2 weeks unless there are residuals or if the cause is for lung reduction. Just remember spontaneous one always will have a risk unless a definitive treatment was performed.
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