Complication of Pneumothorax

 

Complications from pneumothorax include:

Persistent air leak Air may sometimes continue to leak if the opening in the lung won't close. Surgery may eventually be needed to close the air leak.

Recurrence Patients who have had one pneumothorax have another, usually within three years of the first.

Complications of a severe pneumothorax may include:


  • Low blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Respiratory failure
  • Shock

Pneumothorax

 

Symptoms of Pneumothorax

 

A pneumothorax (noo-mo-THOR-acks) is a collapsed lung due to air accumulating inside the chest cavity. Pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into
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Chest pain- Sudden, sharp chest pain on the same side as the affected lung. Shortness of breath- This may be mild or severe, depending
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Causes of Pneumothorax

 

Risk factors for pneumothorax

 

Pneumothorax can be caused by a chest injury, underlying lung disease or ruptured air blisters (blebs). Pneumothorax also can
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Anyone who has had one pneumothorax is at increased risk of another, usually within one to two years of the first episode.
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Treatments and drugs

 

 

   

The purpose of treating a pneumothorax is to relieve the pressure on the lung, by removing the air and hence allowing
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