Atelectasis is the partially or completely collapse of lungs or lobes of lung due to complete loss of air. Atelectasis is caused by a blockage of the air passages (bronchus or bronchioles) or by pressure on the outside of the lung. Atelectasis is also a possible complication of other respiratory problems, including cystic fibrosis, inhaled foreign objects, lung tumours, fluid in the lung, respiratory weakness and chest injuries.
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