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After suffering a pneumothorax due to knife wound, why don't both lungs collapse?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: THEY ARE
Separated into 2 sides, left and right lung so a puncture wound on one side of the chest will puncture that side's lung only.

In brief: THEY ARE
Separated into 2 sides, left and right lung so a puncture wound on one side of the chest will puncture that side's lung only.
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