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What kind of lung problems can happen if your lungs are underdeveloped?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

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Premature infant? The lungs require a substance called surfactant to keep the alveoli open, or the infant is oxygen starved.
High doses of oxygen can lead to pulmonary fibrosis, and blindness (retrolental hyperplasia).

In brief: As in a

Premature infant? The lungs require a substance called surfactant to keep the alveoli open, or the infant is oxygen starved.
High doses of oxygen can lead to pulmonary fibrosis, and blindness (retrolental hyperplasia).
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