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Pneumothorax-- can it come on slowly ?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Sort of...

It is estimated up to 10% of spontaneous pneumothoraces are asymptomatic and/or unrecognized.
It is possible for someone to develop an asymptomatic pneumothorax that progresses and becomes symptomatic hours, even days later.

In brief: Sort of...

It is estimated up to 10% of spontaneous pneumothoraces are asymptomatic and/or unrecognized.
It is possible for someone to develop an asymptomatic pneumothorax that progresses and becomes symptomatic hours, even days later.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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In brief: Yes possible

Yes some times lung can leak slowly and the reason to take sequential chest x-rays to see the progress.

In brief: Yes possible

Yes some times lung can leak slowly and the reason to take sequential chest x-rays to see the progress.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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