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Definition: 'Subsegmental Atelectasis'

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subsegmental atelectasis

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. collapse of the portion of the lung distal to an obstructed subsegmental bronchus, manifested as a linear opacity on a chest radiograph.

Synonyms: platelike atelectasis

See: Fleischner lines, under line



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