Bibasilar atelectasis is the collapse of tiny air pockets in the lungs. The symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath and it is usually associated with pneumonia, COPD and asthma.
Atelectasis is the collapse of part or (much less commonly) all of a lung.
Partial lung collapse
Atelectasis is caused by a blockage of the air passages (bronchus or bronchioles) or by pressure on the outside of the lung.
It is common after surgery, or in patients who were in the hospital.
Risk factors for developing atelectasis include:
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