This question is for the esteemed docs here.my mom had a pleural effusion with pneumothorax.doc tried the ICD insertion but it was unsuccessful so the fluid was tapped abt 4 times.since chemo was restarted ,after first cycle the fluid is no longer there but xray shows pneumothorax.doc isn't too concerned but mom has SOB on exertion to the point that it takes abt a couple of minutes for her breathing to become normal.Her a O2 levels at rest are 97%.is there any way other than ICD to get rid of the pneumothorax?
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I can understand pleural effusion, but am not able to explain why the pneumothorax. You can show her once to a Chest Physician. Some of them do some thoracoscopic procedures on pleura which can be of help in treating persistent Effusions.