What causes compression atelectasis?

Updated: Oct 22, 2020
  • Author: Tarun Madappa, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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Compression atelectasis is caused by the following:

  • Chest wall, pleural, or intraparenchymal masses

  • Loculated collections of pleural fluid

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