Atelectasis

  • Alternative Names

    Partial lung collapse


    Prevention
    • Encourage movement and deep breathing in anyone who is bedridden for long periods.
    • Keep small objects out of the reach of young children.
    • Maintain deep breathing after anesthesia.

    References

    Barker AF. Bronchiectasis, atelactasis, cysts, and localized lung disorders. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 90.