State of collapsed and airless alveoli
May be subsegmental, segmental, or lobar or may involve the entire lung
A radiographic sign of an underlying disease and not a diagnosis unto its...
Depends on the underlying disease process
May be asymptomatic
Cough and/or wheeze can be present.
Is the atelectasis acute, recurrent, or chronic in te...
Treat underlying disease (i.e., removal of aspirated foreign body, clearance of mucous plugs, treatment of any underlying infection).
Chest physical therapy +/− bronchodilator...
In otherwise healthy indivi...
Altunhan H, Annagür A, Pekcan S, et al. Comparing the efficacy of nebulizer recombinant human DNase and hypertonic saline as monotherapy and combined treatment in the treatment of p...
518.0 Pulmonary collapse
770.5 Other and unspecified atelectasis
770.4 Primary atelectasis
769 Respiratory distress syndrome in newborn
P28.10 Unspecified atelectasis of n...
Q: What should be considered if atelectasis is recurrent in nature but in different segments?
A: Asthma should always be considered if atelectasis is recurrent and in varying segments.
Q: When is th...
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