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What's the outlook for a 16 yr old girl with 2 collapsed lungs, now has assisted breathing via machine?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on cause
Lungs can be re-inflated & assisted ventilation can be withdrawn with recovery.
The underlying cause of the incident is more important. Car crash: other injuries, brain trauma, period with poor oxygen to organs & brain. Asthma, cystic fibrosis, other lung disease. The human system can come back from major injuries as long as pre-injury health was good. Sickly people do worse.

In brief: Depends on cause
Lungs can be re-inflated & assisted ventilation can be withdrawn with recovery.
The underlying cause of the incident is more important. Car crash: other injuries, brain trauma, period with poor oxygen to organs & brain. Asthma, cystic fibrosis, other lung disease. The human system can come back from major injuries as long as pre-injury health was good. Sickly people do worse.
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