resorption atelectasis

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re·sorp·tion at·el·ec·ta·sis

the slow partial collapse of a lobe that occurs when communication between alveoli and trachea is obstructed.

resorption atelectasis

Collapse of distal lung units due to plugging of the airway with mucus.


Airway suctioning or chest physiotherapy.

See also: atelectasis