Atelectasis

What Is Atelectasis? Atelectasis (at-uh-LEK-tuh-sis) is a condition in which one or more areas of your lungs collapse or don't inflate properly. If only a small area or a few small areas of the lungs are ...1

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Symptoms of Atelectasis

If only a small area or a few small areas of the lungs are affected, you may have no signs or symptoms. If a large area or several large areas of the lungs are affected, they may not be able ...2

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Causes of Atelectasis

To understand atelectasis, it helps to understand how the lungs work. Your lungs are organs in your chest that allow your body to take in oxygen from the air. They also help remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas that can ...3

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Causes List for Atelectasis

Some possible causes of Atelectasis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Atelectasis

Some types of this condition may include:5 Types of atelectasis:

  • CTCAE Grade 1 Atelectasis
  • CTCAE Grade 2 Atelectasis
  • CTCAE Grade 3 Atelectasis
  • CTCAE Grade 4 Atelectasis
  • CTCAE Grade 5 Atelectasis
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Diagnosis of Atelectasis

How Is Atelectasis Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose atelectasis based on your signs and symptoms and the results from tests and procedures. Atelectasis might be detected as a result of a chest x ray done for an underlying lung condition ...6

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Risk Factors for Atelectasis

Who Is at Risk for Atelectasis? You might be at risk for atelectasis if you can't take deep breaths or cough, or if you have an airway blockage. Conditions that can increase your risk for atelectasis include:

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Treatments: Atelectasis

How Is Atelectasis Treated? The main goals of treating atelectasis are to treat the cause of the condition and to reexpand the collapsed lung tissue. Treatment may vary based on the underlying cause of the atelectasis. Atelectasis Caused by Surgery ...7

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Prevention of Atelectasis

How Can Atelectasis Be Prevented? Not smoking before surgery can lower your risk of atelectasis. If you smoke, ask your doctor how far in advance of your surgery you should quit smoking. After surgery, your doctor may recommend that you ...8

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Names and Terminology

Other Names for Atelectasis

  • Closed lung
  • Partial lung collapse

Source: NHLBI (NIH)9 ...

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References

  1. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ atl
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  6. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ atl/ diagnosis
  7. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ atl/ treatment
  8. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ atl/ prevention
  9. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ atl/ names

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