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Atelectasis

Atelectasis

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 Atelectasis Atelectasis
 
B
ackground
B
ackground
Greek wordsGreek words atelesatelesandand ektasisektasismeaningmeaning incomplete expansionincomplete expansion
One of the most commonly encounteredOne of the most commonly encounteredabnormalities in chest radiologyabnormalities in chest radiology
Divided physiologically intoDivided physiologically into
Obstructive causesObstructive causes
Non obstructive causesNon obstructive causes
 
W
hat is atelectasis?
W
hat is atelectasis?
2 schools of thought 2 schools of thought 
 Alveolar collapse (volume loss) Alveolar collapse (volume loss)
Fluid accumulationFluid accumulation

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