Cicatrisation atelectasis

Cicatrisation atelectasis is a form of lung atelectasis which occurs as a result of scarring or fibrosis that reduces lung expansion. Common aetiologies include granulomatous disease, necrotising pneumonia and radiation fibrosis.

The term is closely related to cicatrisation collapse when an entire lobe is collapsed from the same process.

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rID: 31227
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cicatricial atelectasis
  • Cicatrisation atelectatic change
  • Cicatricial atelectasis change
  • Cicatrization atelectasis
  • Cicatrization atelectatic change

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