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Q: I just had my port put in, there were complications - a pneumothorax, can you tell me more?

3 xrays later show that my lung is still not at 100%, rather 85 - 90%.  What can I do to help resolve it without more surgery?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/ 1/08 4:46pm

Sharla, it sounds like your docs are following the recommended treatment for your degree of lung collapse; tracking with X-rays. Your lung should gradually resolve to 100%. If not, I wouild ask your docs what comes next - perhaps withdrawal of air via needle, without any procedure more invasive than that. Good luck - PJH

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By Sharla, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/20/12, First Published: 08/30/08