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If someone has a hole in their lung what happens next

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If someone has a hole in their lung what happens next
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 8 years ago.

A hole in the lung usually allows air to escape the lung into the chest cavity around the lung. THis is called a "pneumothorax". Here is a link to a reliable site describing this problem and its treatment.

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