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Collapsed lung, what do doctors do it inflate?

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Dr. Jack Gutman
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chest tube

Usually a deflated lung is reinflated by putting in a chest tube surgically and then applying that to negative pressure.
The negative pressure inflates the lung. Then the tube can be removed.

In brief: Chest tube

Usually a deflated lung is reinflated by putting in a chest tube surgically and then applying that to negative pressure.
The negative pressure inflates the lung. Then the tube can be removed.
Dr. Jack Gutman
Dr. Jack Gutman
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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Therapy

If the collapse is due to air leak one may need a chest tube aspiration.
If it is due to blockgage he needs physical and respiratory therapy.

In brief: Therapy

If the collapse is due to air leak one may need a chest tube aspiration.
If it is due to blockgage he needs physical and respiratory therapy.
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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