Common "Atelectasis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


In the case of atelectasis, the air in the lungs escapes into the space between the lungs and the chest wall leading to a partial or complete collapse of the lungs. Collapsed lungs are known as pneumothorax. The tiny air sacs may become deflated or get filled with alveolar fluids. The condition is often characterized by difficulty in breathing.

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be better if I had the opportunity to see your prior X-ray to compare with the most recent one. Your previous X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows : 1. Upper normal size cardiomediastinal silhouette. 2. Prominence of the pulmonar...  Read Full »

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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