Bibasilar Atelectasis Symptoms

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.

Featured Article

Atelectasis is the collapse of part or (much less commonly) all of a lung.

See also: Pneumothorax

Alternative Names

Partial lung collapse

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

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:

  • Anesthesia
  • Foreign...
Read more

More information on "Bibasilar Atelectasis Symptoms"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on COPD »