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atelectasis lung sounds

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Decreased sounds: A collapsed lung is associated with absent air flow to the involved segment of the lung. On examination, the involved part will have diminished/absent ... Read More
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Quiet: If the lung collapses, there is a decrease in air flow to the lung, causing a decrease in sounds.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
38 years experience Pulmonology
Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Collapse: This a term means parts of the lung are under-inflated or collapsed. It is like a balloon with the air let out. It can involve small amounts of the l ... Read More
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Dr. David Dang
14 years experience Radiology
Collapse of lung : Atelectasis of the lung is collapse of part of the lung or the entire lung. This is commonly see on radiologic studies. When it occurs at the lung bas ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
linear atelectasis: Lung collapse/atelectasis can occur for many reasons asthmatics get collapse because of mucus plugs in the airway.Sometimes aspiration causes atelect ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aditi Gupta
21 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Atelecatsis means some loss of lung volume, it could be mild and harmless with no symptoms at all, or might need more work up like chest CT scan if t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Probably: Atelectasis is collapse of the lung. If you have bronchiectasis, you may get recurrent mucus plugging and the lung that is supplied by that area can ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Nothing to worry: This is almost nothing. Exercise and live will and it will go away. You probably had a lung infection and la is a residual that should go away. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Yes: Atelectasis simply means that there is an area of the lung where the alveoli (air sacs) are collapsed or not completely inflated. Linear atelectasis ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually.: it is probably an old issue,, but follow up with your doctor, especially if having any breathing issues.
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Good question: it sounds like you have had a medical evaluation and some studies to look at your lungs. unfortunately, it is not possible to know everything about lu ... Read More

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