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What is lung collapse (atelectasis)?
Atelectasis, or collapsed lung, is the incomplete expansion of a lung or a portion of a lung or the airlessness or collapse of a lung that had once been expanded. A collapsed lung in an adult often improves on its own but it can lead to infections if it doesn't improve quickly.
Common symptoms reported by people with lung collapse (atelectasis)
Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
April 18, 2019