MBBS (AIIMS), MS (Surgery, AIIMS), MNAMS, FACS (USA), FICS (USA), FUICC
Pneumothorax can be caused by a chest injury, underlying lung disease, or ruptured air blisters (blebs). Pneumothorax also can occur for no obvious reason.
Any blunt or penetrating injury to your chest can cause lung collapse. Some injuries may happen during physical assaults or car crashes, while others may inadvertently occur during certain medical procedures.
Examples of cause of Traumatic Pneumothorax:
Underlying lung diseases
Damaged lung tissue is more likely to collapse. Lung damage can be caused by many types of underlying diseases, including:
Small air blisters (blebs) can develop on the top of the lung. Its uncertain why these blebs appear on some peoples lungs and not others, but they occur more often on the lungs of people who are tall and thin. Blebs themselves do not constitute a disease of the lungs. While most blebs rupture for no apparent reason, they can rupture from changes in air pressure during:
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