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Why does the lung scarring take place?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Injury

Any type of injury to the lung, especially chronic, such as bacterial infections, abscess, trauma, can cause scarring.

In brief: Injury

Any type of injury to the lung, especially chronic, such as bacterial infections, abscess, trauma, can cause scarring.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Lung scars

If damage to your lungs injures the lungs to the point of cell death, then the body will heal by making a scar. Scars do not function well for breathing.
Fortunately we have lung reserves. However, if enough lung tissue is scarred then oxygen may be required. If still more damage is done a lung transplant will be necessary.

In brief: Lung scars

If damage to your lungs injures the lungs to the point of cell death, then the body will heal by making a scar. Scars do not function well for breathing.
Fortunately we have lung reserves. However, if enough lung tissue is scarred then oxygen may be required. If still more damage is done a lung transplant will be necessary.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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