Atelectasis

Atelectasis is the collapse of lung tissue. Affecting part of all of a lung, it is marked by the state of having alveoli deflated. The most common cause is bodily surgery; smokers and the elderly are also at risk. Symptoms include a cough, chest pain and breathing difficulty. There are acute and chronic variation of the condition, treatments vary accordingly.

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