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A pneumothorax is a collection of free air in the chest outside the lung that causes the lung to collapse.
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Symptoms of a pneumothorax include chest pain that usually has a sudden onset. The pain is sharp and may lead to feelings of tightness in the chest...
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The outcome of pneumothorax depends upon the extent and type of pneumothorax. A small spontaneous pneumothorax will generally resolve on its own...
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A spontaneous pneumothorax, also referred to as a primary pneumothorax, occurs in the absence of a traumatic injury to the chest or a known lung...
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A small pneumothorax without underlying lung disease may resolve on its own in one to two weeks. A larger pneumothorax and a pneumothorax associated...
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In tension pneumothorax, the lung leaks air into the chest cavity, resulting in compression of the chest structures, including vessels that return...
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Spontaneous pneumothorax affects about 9,000 people a year in the U.S. who have no history of lung disease. This type of pneumothorax is most common...
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If a pneumothorax is significant in size, it can alter the functioning of the lung and result in shortness of breath, chest pain, and a lower oxygen...
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Spontaneous pneumothorax is caused by a rupture of a cyst or a small sac (bleb) on the surface of the lung. Pneumothorax may also occur following an...
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Hi, Just get to a hospital, ASAP.Good Luck
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Examination of the chest with a stethoscope reveals decreased or absent breath sounds over the affected lung. The diagnosis is confirmed by chest X...