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How can we cure encusted pneumothorax on pleural cavity ?

My father has a case of COPD and recent report of his shows that he has encusted pneumothorax on the left pleural cavity which requires decompression best method, open left thorax and sature the air leakage of the lung , consulting doctors advised for an open surgery , will this be advisable
Asked On : Sat, 4 Feb 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
I think you mean ENCYSTED PNEUMOTHORAX. Its a rather unusual complication of Athma which requires , the leakage to be sealed by opening the thorax. Doctors who do these procedures are mostly very well trained in performing these surgery. So go for this definitive treatment. best wishes
Answered: Sat, 4 Feb 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.For plugging the air leak,your thorax has to be opened.your doctors are right in advising open surgery.Go ahead.Every thing shall be all right.Thanks and good luck.
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