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How long could someone live with a punctured lung before getting to the hospital?
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on size
Pneumothorax is when air escapes from the lung via a hole in the lung such that air accumulates in the chest cavity and causes the lung to collapse.
A small leak will result in a small pneumothorax and may be asymptomatic. A large leak could result in a massive pneumothorax and be very dangerous even fatal.

In brief: Depends on size
Pneumothorax is when air escapes from the lung via a hole in the lung such that air accumulates in the chest cavity and causes the lung to collapse.
A small leak will result in a small pneumothorax and may be asymptomatic. A large leak could result in a massive pneumothorax and be very dangerous even fatal.
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
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In brief: Go to ER NOW!
If you are worried about a punctured lung, you should go to the hospital now.
This is a medical emergency and requires hospitalization for repair. It can be a life-threatening emergency.

In brief: Go to ER NOW!
If you are worried about a punctured lung, you should go to the hospital now.
This is a medical emergency and requires hospitalization for repair. It can be a life-threatening emergency.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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