What are the causes for Collapsed Lung
- In a simple pneumothorax, there is usually only partial collapse of a lung. The pressure built up in the lung cavity is not enough to cause cardiovascular dysfunction.
- The collapsed lung may be severe enough to lead to decreased amounts of oxygen in the blood and shortness of breath.
- This type of pneumothorax can be small and "stable", and not require emergency treatment. However, the pneumothorax may slowly or rapidly progress to cause more severe cardiovascular impairment and may often need to be monitored.