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How a mother’s lung collapse led to a surprising diagnosis


In 2014, Zara Altbach was a seemingly healthy mother raising her young twin daughters in New York City when she felt what she describes as a shift in her chest. The sensation turned out to be a collapsed lung, though she was able to recover. But then, to her doctors’ shock, Altbach’s lung collapsed two more times. Altbach, along with her surgeons, Drs. Byron Patton and Tamer Seckin, join TODAY to share her journey toward a diagnosis.