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Collapsed lung : Treatment

Treatment A small pneumothorax may go away on its own. You may only need oxygen and rest. The health care provider may use a needle to pull the extra air out from around the lung so it can expand more … Read more

Collapsed lung : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Almost everyone who has a collapsed lung has the following symptoms: Sharp chest pain, made worse by a deep breath or a cough Shortness of breath A larger pneumothorax will cause more severe symptoms, including: Chest tightness … Read more

Collapsed lung : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Collapsed lung : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Air around the lung, Air outside the lung, Pneumothorax, Spontaneous pneumothorax Definition A collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, is the collection of air in the space around the lungs. This buildup of air puts pressure on the lung, … Read more