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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience in Radiology
Lung base atelectasi: Bibasilar atelectasis typically refers to linear (subsegmental) atelectasis at the lung bases. This is typically seen with inadequate inspiration at t ... Read More
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Dr. Johnna Thomas
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Lung collapse: Dont panic, we all have cells in lungs at times that are not fully open, when you get a patch together we can see that on xray. Can be from old scars, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Atelectasis: Atelectasis (from greek: ἀτελής, "incomplete" + ἔκτασις, "extension") is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience in Pulmonology
Few hours to days: Depending upon cause, lung can open in few minutes(mucous plug etc) to days(pneumothorax).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Stein
45 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Only the lung: Atelectasis refers to partial or complete collapse of a portion of the lung. It can be minor, affecting only a subsegment of one lobe of the lung, an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Not usually: Atelectasis alone would most often not require hosptializatoin . Atelectasis is a symptom/sign of many types of lung diseases/illnesses. The other pa ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luke Perrin
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Lung issue: This means the bottoms of the lungs are slightly compressed or collapsed. Think of a sponge standing on end on a hard surface, with the portion on th ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Frelated to breathin: Usually an xray report referring to that term is referring to the bottoms of your lungs not being full inflated due to not breathing deep enough
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
A mistaken report: Atelectasis is airless lung tissue. It looks the same as pneumonia. The term is not used to describe a renal condition.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Dretler
42 years experience in Infectious Disease
NO: Atelectasis is a radiology description for areas of the lung that are not fully inflated, usually due to inadequately deep breaths. It is common in pe ... Read More
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