The next step, however, was the hard one: sealing the wound without letting Vlad's lung collapse again.
Also heard together with spontaneous pneumothorax; small and not a total lung collapse, on the left side.
She said that doctors did not know what caused the partial lung collapse but that it was considered a possible complication of surgery.
Lack of surfactant reduces the surface area available for effective gas exchange causing lung collapse if severe.
Pneumothorax is the collection of air or gas in the space inside the chest around the lungs, which leads to a lung collapse.
These babies, born with insufficient surfactant, risk lung collapse.
The article also says he died of a heart attack and lung collapse.
Air gets into the space round the lungs and makes the lung collapse, like a popped balloon.
Shallow breathing from pain can lead to lung collapse.
Onset of lung collapse is less than 72 hours after menstruation.