Segmental atelectasis

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 05 Mar 2021

Segmental atelectasis (plural: atelectases) refers to collapse of one or several segments of a lung lobe. It is a morphological subtype of lung atelectasis. It is better appreciated on CT and Its radiographic appearance can range from being a thin linear to a wedge-shaped opacity that does not abut an interlobar fissure.

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