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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Pneumothorax

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Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong 


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee
  • Dr Khoo See Meng
  • Dr Jason Phua
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo

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Definition

There is a leakage of air out of the lungs, usually spontaneously. This may occur in patients with or without prior lung problems. Sudden chest pain and breathlessness are the usual symptoms. A chest x-ray is required for diagnosis

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Treatment and drugs

Immediate treatment involves using a needle or a chest tube to drain the leaked air.

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