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lung collapse

Pneumothorax, see there. See Atelectasis.
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lung collapse

1. Atelectasis.
2. Compression of lung caused by pneumothorax, hydrothorax, or hemothorax.

Treatment

Bronchial hygiene, postural drainage, and percussion are used to assist in mucus removal for those patients with atelectasis due to mucus plugging. Bronchoscopy may also be useful in these patients. Chest tubes are inserted to drain air or fluid from the pleural cavity when present.

See also: collapse
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lung collapse

See ATELECTASIS, PNEUMOTHORAX.
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