is a condition in which one or more areas of your collapse or don’t inflate properly.
Signs and Symptoms of Atelectasis
likely won’t cause signs or symptoms if it only affects a small area of lung.
If affects a large area of lung, especially if it occurs suddenly, it may cause a low level of in your . As a result, you may feel short of breath. Your and breathing rate may increase, and your and may turn blue.
Other symptoms might be related to the underlying cause of the (for example, pain due to surgery).
If your child has , you may notice that he or she seems agitated, anxious, or scared.
How Is Diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose based on your signs and symptoms and the results from tests and procedures. Atelectasis might be detected as a result of a x ray done for an underlying lung condition.
usually is diagnosed by a radiologist, pulmonologist (lung specialist), emergency medicine…