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Experience with trapped lung and decortication

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Joined: Apr 2011

I am posting very quickly this afternoon looking for anyone that has encountered trapped lung after having effusion drained. My Dad has had to have this done three times. The last time his lung would not re expand. Now the Dr.s are talking about decortication. The fluid came back cancer free but the more I read the more I realize that proably doesn't mean anything. Had another PET scan last Friday and we are seeeing the Dr this afternoon. Thanks.

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Joined: Mar 2011

If you are not comfortable with the decortation option then get a second opinion, a teaching hospital is the best choice.  

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