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What causes subsegemental atelectasis ?

Hi. How come my chest xray result is subsegemental atelectasis vs. Fibrosis right lower lobe. I NEVER HAD ANY DIFFICULTIES IN BREATHING, INEVER HAD MAJIR SURGERIES AND NEVER HAD SEVERE INFECTION IN THE LUNGS FROM THE PAST.. :( I am so confuwed with the result
Wed, 17 Dec 2014
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It is a report not a diagnosis nor a disease.
Sometimes subsegmental atelectatic band shadows can be present in normal individuals. It doesn't mean you need to do anything about it.
Do deep breathing exercise and steam inhalations three times a day.
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What causes subsegemental atelectasis ?

It is a report not a diagnosis nor a disease. Sometimes subsegmental atelectatic band shadows can be present in normal individuals. It doesn t mean you need to do anything about it. Do deep breathing exercise and steam inhalations three times a day. Vote thanks if the answer helped u