adhesive atelectasis

ad·he·sive at·el·ec·ta·sis

alveolar collapse in the presence of patent airways, especially when surfactant is inactivated or absent, particularly in respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn, acute radiation pneumonitis, or viral pneumonia.
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ad·he·sive a·tel·ec·ta·sis

(ad-hēsiv atĕ-lektă-sis)
Alveolar collapse in the presence of patent airways, especially when surfactant is inactivated or absent, particularly in respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn, acute radiation pneumonitis, or viral pneumonia.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Therefore adhesive atelectasis tends to occur with ARDS, as lung surface tension increases.