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Posted by duncan on September 13, 2000 at 17:03:37:

In Reply to: Re: Penumo Thorax (collapsed lung) posted by Alan on September 03, 2000 at 14:04:32:

still happening???
what he had done was stapling of bullae (air sacs or blisters on the lung). recurrent pneumothorax can occur.
another option is a pleurectomy (taking of the lining of the lung) which can be done via video assisted thoracoscopy.
some surgeons prefer to perform an open procedure rather than a scope. some people have a couple of pneumothorax's
and then need no further intervention. it is up to your surgeon to decide the best management method for you. discuss
with him/her the pro's and cons of having further surgery.
hope this has helped!!!!!!!!!

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