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Collapsed Lung (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

collapsed lung, pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, simple pneumothorax, pleural space, spontaneous pneumothorax, traumatic pneumothorax, blebs, chest pain, cough

Author and Editor

Author: John P. Cunha, DO

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference.com. Pneumothorax Treatment & Management.

PubMed Health. Collapsed Lung.


Last Editorial Review: 8/9/2012

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