What Does Dependent Atelectasis in the Bilateral Lungs Mean?

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Dependent atelectasis of the lung is a medical condition where a small portion of a person's lung has collapsed. There are several major possible causes of dependent atelectasis. This condition most often affects the lower lungs, and it is relatively common in people who are confined to bed. The symptoms include rapid breathing, coughing and shortness of breath, but in some people there may be no symptoms at all.
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