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What does atelectasis of the kidney mean

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Atelectasis: This means there is scarring or a small area of collapsed lung at the base of the left lung.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung compression.: Atelectasis refers to a compression of lung tissue due to lack of proper expansion during breathing. The term. "Bibasilar" locates this atelectasis t ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luke Perrin
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Collapse: Collapse of lower lobe of lung.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Failure to breath deeply for various reasons such as pain in a post operative patient can cause collapse of small areas of the lungs. This usually oc ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Atelectasis: Atelectasis is a condition in which one or more areas of your lungs collapse or don't inflate properly. If only a small area or a few small areas of l ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Atelectasis: Atelectasis is an area of lung that doesn't expand during a deep breath. It may be a remnant of a prior inflammatory process like bronchopneumonia. Si ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aditi Gupta
20 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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