Sentence Examples


  • Some children with Marfan develop cystic disease of the lungs or recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax, which is a condition in which air accumulates in the space around the lungs.
  • Pneumothorax may be prevented by frequently checking the blood oxygen content and limiting oxygen treatment under pressure to the minimum needed.
  • Pneumothorax may have occurred if the infant suddenly becomes worse while on ventilation; x rays can help make the diagnosis.
  • If an air leak causes pneumothorax, immediate removal of air from the chest allows the lungs to re-expand.
  • An x ray also can demonstrate pneumothorax, if this complication has occurred.