Segmental atelectasis

Segmental atelectasis 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 then does not abut an interlobar fissure.


Article information

rID: 18576
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Segmental lung atelectasis
  • Segmental lung collapse
  • Segmental collapse

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