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Is there a cure for pneumothorax?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It may resolve on its own.
It may require a catheter or tube to evacuate the air to relieve any shortness of breath. It may need surgery if it recurs to remove blebs (air cysts) at the top of the lung.

In brief: Yes

It may resolve on its own.
It may require a catheter or tube to evacuate the air to relieve any shortness of breath. It may need surgery if it recurs to remove blebs (air cysts) at the top of the lung.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Almost always, yes

Depending on the cause, it will either resolve on its own, or it can be treated by evacuating the air in the chest (to expand the lung) or with a chest tube to drain the air while the defect in the lung heals (after which the lung expands to fill the pleural space).

In brief: Almost always, yes

Depending on the cause, it will either resolve on its own, or it can be treated by evacuating the air in the chest (to expand the lung) or with a chest tube to drain the air while the defect in the lung heals (after which the lung expands to fill the pleural space).
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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