A pneumothorax is a collapsed lung which occurs when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall. This air pushes on the outside of your lung and makes it collapse. At Dubai-based Al Zahra Cancer Center, we conduct pneumothorax surgery to remove blood or air in the chest cavity particularly after trauma. The surgery is conducted under the guidance of Dr. Arun Kanala – a board-certified thoracic surgeon with years of surgical experience.
- Pneumothorax treatment in Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital completely depends on the severity of your condition. It also depends if you’ve earlier experienced pneumothorax and what symptoms you are experiencing. Both surgical and non-surgical treatments are available.
- While the small pneumothorax without underlying lung disease may resolve on its own in one to two weeks. The larger pneumothorax associated with underlying lung disease often require aspiration of the free air and/or placement of a chest tube to evacuate the air.
- The outcome of pneumothorax depends upon the extent and type of pneumothorax. The recurrence rate for both primary and secondary pneumothorax is about 40%; most recurrences occur within 1.5 to 2 years.
Integrating leading edge standards and comprehensive care to dramatically change the prognosis and treatment of different cancers is the key of our Al Zahra Cancer initiative. Located in the heart of Dubai, we provide the best suitable treatment of Pneumothorax at Al Zahra Cancer Center.