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What are the tests for collapsed lung?

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Dr. Tushar Patel
Radiology
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In brief: Chest X-ray

Chest x-ray is most often utilized test.
If the diagnosis still remains uncertain, occasionally, a chest ct scan can be performed.

In brief: Chest X-ray

Chest x-ray is most often utilized test.
If the diagnosis still remains uncertain, occasionally, a chest ct scan can be performed.
Dr. Tushar Patel
Dr. Tushar Patel
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Exam

The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope).
Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary.

In brief: Exam

The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope).
Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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