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How does pneumothorax come about?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Air
Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the space between the lung and the chest wall.
The air pushes/collapses the lung. It has to be removed with a drainage procedure but small pneumothoraces can resolve on their own with time.

In brief: Air
Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the space between the lung and the chest wall.
The air pushes/collapses the lung. It has to be removed with a drainage procedure but small pneumothoraces can resolve on their own with time.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Air in wrong place
Pneumothorax is an accumulation of air outside your lung but inside your chest.
The cause is the result of an injury to the lung that results in air leaking out of lung but into chest. It is commonly described as a "collapsed lung" because the air in this space displaces your lung and prevents complete expansion of your lung.

In brief: Air in wrong place
Pneumothorax is an accumulation of air outside your lung but inside your chest.
The cause is the result of an injury to the lung that results in air leaking out of lung but into chest. It is commonly described as a "collapsed lung" because the air in this space displaces your lung and prevents complete expansion of your lung.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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