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      Category : Health Centers > Respiratory System (Lungs and Breathing)


Alternate Names : Airless Lung

Atelectasis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms depend on how much of the lung is involved. A person may not even be aware of atelectasis if only a small part of the lung is affected. But, if a large part of the lung is involved, a person may have these symptoms:

  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue with minimal exertion
  • fever
  • chest pain on the affected side
  • cyanosis, which is a blue color in the skin

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    Atelectasis: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Vincent J. Toups, MD
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 10/10/02

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