A disorder characterized by the collapse of part or the entire lung.
Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.
Collapse of all or part of a lung due to bronchial plugging or the chest cavity being opened to atomspheric pressure.
Failure of the lung to expand (inflate) completely. This may be caused by a blocked airway, a tumor, general anesthesia, pneumonia or other lung infections, lung disease, or long-term bedrest with shallow breathing. Sometimes called a collapsed lung.
The collapse of part or the entire lung due to airway obstruction, infection, tumor, or general anesthesia.