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What do you recommend for pneumothorax?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If small, just observation .
. If large and symptoms (shortness of breath or pain), may need catheter or tube to evacuate pneumothorax and reinflate the lung ...

In brief: Depends

If small, just observation .
. If large and symptoms (shortness of breath or pain), may need catheter or tube to evacuate pneumothorax and reinflate the lung ...
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Go to emergency

Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the space outside of the lung and the chest wall.
It is due to a hole in the lining and causes the lung to collapse with dangerous lack of breathing. Some are spontaneous, others due to lung disease - occasionally severe. This needs immediate treatment.

In brief: Go to emergency

Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the space outside of the lung and the chest wall.
It is due to a hole in the lining and causes the lung to collapse with dangerous lack of breathing. Some are spontaneous, others due to lung disease - occasionally severe. This needs immediate treatment.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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