Pulmón colapsado, neumotórax

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Pulmón colapsado, neumotórax

Un pulmón colapsado o neumotórax ocurre cuando parte o todo el pulmón colapsa o se hunde hacia adentro y se presenta cuando entra aire al área entre el pulmón y la pared torácica. Cuando esto sucede, el pulmón no se puede llenar con aire, la respiración se vuelve difícil y el cuerpo obtiene menos oxígeno. Un pulmón colapsado se puede presentar espontáneamente en una persona sana o en alguien que tenga compromiso pulmonar por trauma, asma, bronquitis o enfisema.

Pulmón colapsado, neumotórax

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  • Last reviewed on 7/16/2011
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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