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What is the difference between atelectasis and collapsed lung?
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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Not much
Collapsed lung is called atelectasis which could be secondary to pneumothorax, mucous plug or tum etc or infections, .

In brief: Not much
Collapsed lung is called atelectasis which could be secondary to pneumothorax, mucous plug or tum etc or infections, .
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Dr. Matthew Cooper
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Lung collapse
It is one in the same, just a difference in degree.
Atelectasis is use to describe more limited areas of collapse but can involve segment, lobes, or even the entire lung.

In brief: Lung collapse
It is one in the same, just a difference in degree.
Atelectasis is use to describe more limited areas of collapse but can involve segment, lobes, or even the entire lung.
Dr. Matthew Cooper
Dr. Matthew Cooper
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