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Atelectasis: Introduction

Atelectasis: Collapse of lung tissue affecting part or all of one lung. Atelectasis may be an acute or chronic condition. In acute atelectasis, the lung has recently collapsed and is primarily notable only for airlessness. In chronic atelectasis, the affected area is often characterized by a complex mixture of airlessness, infection, widening of the bronchi, destruction and scarring. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Atelectasis is available below.

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Treatments for Atelectasis

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Causes of Atelectasis

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Atelectasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Atelectasis

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Definitions of Atelectasis:

Collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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  1. Atelectasis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths

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