You may find that there is not much published information on the treatment of BHD lung symptoms. Some people like to take articles explaining Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome with them when they have a doctor’s appointment (for example, articles in the article library). Some of the recommendations for the treatment of collapsed lungs may seem contradictory, as they range from simple observation with no treatment, to surgery. Each case is different, so it is important that you have expert help to determine what treatment is best for you. If you do have more than one pneumothorax, the treatment will depend on each instance, so it may not be the same.
Your doctor may propose one of the following treatments, or a combination of treatments, for collapsed lungs:
- Chest thoracostomy
- Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
- Lung resection
Have you had any of these treatments and can you offer any advice on them, or would you like to know more? Why not post your advice or questions on our forum?