Broomall, PA
A 57-year-old male asked:

What does it mean that "there is mild dependent atelectasis near both bases"?

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Dr. Luke Perrin
A Verified Doctoranswered
18 years experience
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 the bottom squished together a bit. Can be alleviated with taking deep breaths in most cases.
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