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Question by  Ubutler (24)

What is basilar atelectasis?


Answer by  cindy (1484)

Basilar atelectasis is a fancy medical term for the collapse of the air sacs located at the base of the lungs. It is a common finding in hospitalized patients due to inactivity. It is easy to treat using breathing machines to increase air take and re-expand the air sacs back to normal.

posted by Anonymous
I have been told i have this condition lower left lung. i am a runner and very active, i now breath pretty well should i worry?  add a comment

Answer by  TJenkins602 (656)

basilar atelectasis is a form of lung disease. One symptom is lesser breathing sounds from the area that is affected by the condition. Another symptom is dulled percussion. This disease is where you can't breathe as much.


Answer by  Zeeta50 (20)

Basilar atelectasis is a lung disease which is caused by the lungs not fully expanding. It can be caused by not taking in deep breaths often caused due ti pain in the chest or abdomen after surgery. Other causes are like blockage of windpipe which can be caused from a foreign body or tumour.


Answer by  DackThrombosis (1093)

It is a respiratory disorder usually occuring after surgery. It is basically an inability of the lung to fully expand when a person breathes. Sometimes, more serious issues like blood clots or tumors obstructing the airway can cause this condition.


Answer by  Redav (231)

Atelectasis is when a lung loss lumen in one or more of its sections because air cannot get there. So a basilar atelectasis is when this afect the base of one or both lungs. It can be diagnosed by chest radiography.


Answer by  fishlover49 (643)

Basilar aelectasis is when a persons lungs do not fully expand when breathing. This most often occures after surgery when taking deep breaths is painful but can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Treating the underlying cause and forcing people to take deep breaths will almost always relieve the symptoms


Answer by  TexasEm (311)

Basilar atelectasis is a collapse of alveoli (air pockets) at the base of the lung which results in breathing complications.

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