Pneumothorax - Pneumothorax (collapsed lung): Causes, symptoms, and treatment

In some cases, the only significant abnormality may be the "", in which the normally small space between the chest wall and the appears enlarged due to the abnormal presence of fluid.

The pressure of this air causes the lung to collapse on itself.

Critical care teams are able to incise the chest to create a larger conduit as performed when placing a chest drain, but without inserting the chest tube.

If the collapse is small, it may be monitored and left to heal independently.

Symptoms of spontaneous pneumothorax might appear when a person is at rest.

The risk of contracting a first spontaneous pneumothorax is elevated among male and female smokers by factors of approximately 22 and 9, respectively, compared to matched non-smokers of the same sex.

Description: Tension pneumothorax Tension pneumothorax is not a classification of pneumothorax but a term that reflects the severity of pneumothorax.

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    A pneumothorax is generally diagnosed using a chest X-ray. In some cases, a computerized tomography (CT) scan may be needed to provide more-detailed images. Ultrasound imaging also may be used to identify a pneumothorax. Care at Mayo Clinic Our caring team of Mayo Clinic experts can help you with your pneumothorax-related health concerns Start Here
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    Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) A collapsed lung occurs when air gets inside the chest cavity (outside the lung) and creates pressure against the lung. Also known as pneumothorax, collapsed lung is a rare condition that may cause chest pain and make it hard to breathe. A collapsed lung requires immediate medical care. Appointments 216.444.6503
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    Pneumothorax is air around or outside the lung. It may result from chest trauma, excess pressure on the lungs or a lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis or whooping cough. In some cases, the cause is unclear. Symptoms Sudden sharp chest pain made worse by a deep breath or a cough
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    Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung. It occurs when air enters the space around your lungs (the pleural space). This can happen when an open injury in your lung tissue causes air .
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    Pneumothorax occurs when there’s a defect in the pleura that allows air to leak into the pleural space, causing the partial or total collapse of the affected lung. The air trapped does not, however, continue accumulating, and some of the air is also able to escape during expiration.
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