Collapsed Lung (cont.)
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What Is the Outlook for a Person with a Collapsed Lung?
The prognosis of pneumothorax depends on its cause.
In general, once the pneumothorax has healed, there is no long-term effect on health. However, spontaneous pneumothorax can recur in up to 50% of people.
How Can a Collapsed Lung Be Prevented?
Avoidance is the key to prevention. If you are at risk, avoid cigarette smoking to help prevent spontaneous pneumothorax.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017
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