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Posted : May 20, 2007
my 21 year son hopes to go diving in thialand this year.3 years ago he had a car accident and one of the injuries he sustained was a pneumothorax.Is this a problem when diving

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Posted : May 21, 2007
Hi. A history of pneumothorax needs careful assessment as it can cause lung adhesions and scarring, but if he's made a full recovery and has normal lung function then he should be able to dive. He will need to see a dive doc before he goes, if you're near London then give us a call: 0207 806 4028 for an appointment.
Kind regards, Dr O
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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