A member asked:

What does it mean when your lung demonstrates plate atelectasis in the left lower lobe with early confluent veiling.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

There may be a linear collapse in one area of the lung (plate atelectasis) .One possible reason is not taking deep breaths . Sometimes the term veil can be used to describe hazy opacification. Bottom line is that if this is your X-ray you need to discuss it with your physician who can put this into a proper clinical context. We can't diagnose based on this info.

Answered May 23, 2020



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