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What to do when there is chest pain and lung shrinkage ?

hi my brother has a chest pain and is in the hospital ECG NORMAL BUT XRAY SHOWS A SLIGHT SHRINKAGE IN HIS RIGHT LUNG WHICH HAS BEEN THE SAME FOR MORE THAN 18HRS NOW WHAT IS THIS
Asked On : Tue, 19 Apr 2011
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Hi. Thanks for your query and for using Health Care Magic

Its difficult to comprehend what exactly shrinkage means.
I medical terms in Chest X Ray, we use a terminology such as "Volume Loss". Your brother seems to having Volume Loss on the Right Lung.

There are many causes for such condition.
1. Leakage of air around the lung can compress the lung and push it inwards - Pneumothorax.
2. One out the three lobes of the lung can undergo collapse as this can lead to volume loss on the Right Lung - Collapse
3. Some people have birth defects such that some part of lungs are under developed. This shows up in X ray as volume loss

You need to find out the diagnosis for the Volume loss
Do get back once you have more information

Thanks
Answered: Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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