Atelectasis history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sudarshana Datta, MD [2]

Overview

The majority of patients with atelectasis are asymptomatic. Common symptoms of atelectasis include breathlessness, chest pain, and cyanosis. Symptoms in patients with atelectasis depend upon rapidity of bronchial occlusion, lung area affected and presence of any overlying infection.

History and Symptoms

  • The majority of patients with atelectasis are asymptomatic. Symptoms in patients with atelectasis depend upon rapidity of bronchial occlusion, lung area affected and presence of any overlying infection.

History

Patients with atelectasis may have a positive history of:

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of atelectasis include:[6]

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of atelectasis include:

References

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