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What do doctors do for a collapse lung the won't stay inflated?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Surgery

Generally, minimally invasive surgery (vats), inspection of lung for "air leak", staple resection of leaking and/or abnormal region, and pleuradesis.

In brief: Surgery

Generally, minimally invasive surgery (vats), inspection of lung for "air leak", staple resection of leaking and/or abnormal region, and pleuradesis.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Surgery

Ocassionally surgery for collapsed lung if does not expand and stay up with a chest tube.

In brief: Surgery

Ocassionally surgery for collapsed lung if does not expand and stay up with a chest tube.
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
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