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Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatments, Surgery, and Outcome Topic Guide

Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax): A collapsed lung or pneumothorax is a condition in which the space between the wall of the chest cavity, the as a result all or a portion of the lung collapses. Types of pneumothorax include tension and simple. Causes of pneumothorax include spontaneous, traumatic, disease and related. Pneumothorax is a life-threatening emergency. Medical care should be sought immediately.

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