Cicatrisation atelectasis

Last revised by Ayla Al Kabbani on 3 Feb 2021

Cicatrisation atelectasis is a form of lung atelectasis which occurs as a result of scarring or fibrosis that reduces lung expansion. Cicatrisation atelectasis is classic in tuberculosis. The term is closely related to cicatrisation collapse when an entire lobe is collapsed from the same process.

Etiology

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: chronic pulmonary tuberculosis
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