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Pneumothorax during kidney stone removal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello I was wondering if you could answer a question for me
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User :   My husband had a kidney stone removed last night and went i went to see him this morning he was on a machine breathing for him. They say that while taking a tube out ofter surgery his lungs filled with secretion. Is this common?
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Doctor :   but i need a few details
User :   ok
Doctor :   what colour was fluid
User :   they didnt say
Doctor :   probably it is
Doctor :   pneumothorax
User :   common?
Doctor :   sometimes
Doctor :   but it can be treated
Doctor :   sometimes due to infection also it occurs

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