adhesive atelectasis

(redirected from nonobstructive 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.

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.