Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum
Partial lung collapse
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding lung and respiratory issues. such as: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds - Flu, Chronic Cough, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema, Fibrosis, Lung Abscess, Nasal Polyps, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sarcoidosis, Sinusitis, Tuberculosis.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar_universal
Partial lung collapse
can a partially collapsed lung heal itself and re inflate through care and rest alone. I refer to a case where the lung is slightly deflated around the outer edge, perhaps 20% and about 2 lites of air are between the lung and plura. provided the lung does not continue to deflate can the lung repair the hole and re inflate by itself?

thanks

Tommy Gouranga.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
242588_tn?1224275300
Yes it can and often does seal the hole and reinflate.  What you have described is called a pneumothorax.  This can result in alteration of the pleura with the formation of scar tissue and fibrous bands.  These bands can then entrap portions of lung and prevent its expansion.  This is correctable by surgery.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar_universal
it should say 2 litres of air sorry, can the lung re inlate itself at this stage and the hole seal?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Request an Appointment
Blank
Asthma Tracker
Asthma Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Allergy Tracker
Allergy Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank