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What do doctors do to a patient who has a punctured lung?
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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Mior surgery
Most cases will resolve with chest tube or small cathetar in 2-5 days, a small percetage pts will require thoracotomy to close it.

In brief: Mior surgery
Most cases will resolve with chest tube or small cathetar in 2-5 days, a small percetage pts will require thoracotomy to close it.
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
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In brief: Chest tube
The chest operates under negative pressure.
So any injury that disturbs the lining around the lung, the pleura, also immediately removes that negative pressure. Positive pressure in the pleural space pushes the lung down, aka collapse lung. A chest tube, re-establishes the negative pressure. Once the lung is re-expanded, and the injury healed, the chest tube can be stepped down and then removed.

In brief: Chest tube
The chest operates under negative pressure.
So any injury that disturbs the lining around the lung, the pleura, also immediately removes that negative pressure. Positive pressure in the pleural space pushes the lung down, aka collapse lung. A chest tube, re-establishes the negative pressure. Once the lung is re-expanded, and the injury healed, the chest tube can be stepped down and then removed.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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