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Treatment of Pneumothorax

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St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Thoracic Surgery

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques. The clinic has at its disposal the latest
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
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20494

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
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16941

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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15683

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
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About the disease

Pneumothorax is the leakage of air in the area between the lungs and the chest wall. As a result, the lung collapses. It happens because the leaked air starts to push the outside wall of the lungs. In most cases only a part of the lung collapses. It is rare for the whole lung to collapse.

The most common cause of pneumothorax is injury to the chest wall. It can be either blunt or penetrating injury. Blunt chest injury can happen as a result of motor vehicle accident or severe fall. Penetrating injury can happen as a result of an assault. In some cases, pneumothorax develops as a result of previous surgery on the chest which led to leakage of the air. Some medical procedures include insertion of the needle into the chest. It is important to conduct such procedures with utmost care and attention not to cause the air leakage between the lung and the chest wall. It is important to be checked up regularly after the surgery to avoid complications. In other cases pneumothorax can develop without any known reason. Having such lung condition as pneumonia or cystic fibrosis can also lead to development of pneumothorax. Also, people who develop air blisters on their lungs are in the risk of developing pneumothorax, because if the blister ruptures it can lead to air leakage. According to Mayo Clinic, pneumothorax is most common among middle-aged people if it is caused by the air blisters that rupture. Also, it is more common among men.

Pneumothorax can become a life-threatening condition especially if the air leakage is big and a considerable part of the lung collapses. If pneumothorax is small, it may heal on its own. Nevertheless, the leaked air very often needs to be removed either by a special tube or a fine needle. 

Symptoms

  • Acute chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Breathing difficulty

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination the doctor will listen to the lungs to rule out other conditions. The doctor will ask if the person had any other pulmonary diseases such as pneumonia or air blisters.
  • An X-ray or CT scan can show if there is an air leakage and its exact location. These tests can also rule out other conditions, which can be causing similar symptoms such as air blisters or pneumonia.
  • A blood test can be ordered to determine if there is an infection in the lungs. They can also show signs of inflammation.
  • Most commonly, doctors are able to draw a definitive conclusion using the findings of imaging tests, because pneumothorax shows itself clearly on X-ray and CT scan images.

Treatment

  • Pleura plastic of the pleural defect is the surgery aimed to remove the leaked air from the lungs and also prevent new leakage.
  • If pneumothorax was caused by air blisters, these blisters need to be treated as well.
  • If there are signs of an infection, patient may need treatment with antibiotics to fight off harmful bacteria. It is especially indicated if pneumothorax was caused by pneumonia or other infections disease.
  • After treatment, patient is recommended to lead healthy lifestyle, quit smoking if he/she does and also avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
  • The patient may need to be checked up once half a year to prevent recurrence of pneumothorax.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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