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A 38-year-old female asked:

is linear atelectasis of lungs [if reversed]; a recurrent problem for patient having bronciectasis alongside?

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
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 collapse resulting in "linear atelectasis".

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