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How does pleurodesis work in treating collapsed lung?

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Cases involving lung disease, an accident or repeated collapsed lungs may need surgery or pleurodesis. The latter is a procedure in which a doctor injects medicine such as doxycycline through a tube in your chest. It triggers inflammation and helps the lung adhere to the chest wall and stay inflated.

From: What Is a Collapsed Lung? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Collapsed Lung.”

Core Physicians: “Collapsed Lung: Non-Injury-Related.”

Intermountain Healthcare: “Collapsed Lung.”

Lourdes Health System: “Surgery for Collapsed Lung.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pneumothorax.”

Merck Manual Consumer Version: “Pneumothorax.”

University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health: “What is Pleurodesis?”

NIH. U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Primary spontaneous pneumothorax.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Collapsed Lung.”

Core Physicians: “Collapsed Lung: Non-Injury-Related.”

Intermountain Healthcare: “Collapsed Lung.”

Lourdes Health System: “Surgery for Collapsed Lung.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pneumothorax.”

Merck Manual Consumer Version: “Pneumothorax.”

University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health: “What is Pleurodesis?”

NIH. U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Primary spontaneous pneumothorax.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2018

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