Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Depends. Is the lung cancer also in the lingula sometimes the cancer plugs the airway and causes distal collapse(atelectasis) also pneumonia, cancer and atelectasis are part of COPD due to smoking.
The lingula is the. Smallest lung segment on the left side. Atelectasis means collapse. A central lung cancer could obstruct the airway and lead to collapse.

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