Signs & Symptoms of Atelectasis

The signs and symptoms of atelectasis depend on its severity. Sometimes, there are no obvious symptoms. At other times they may include:

Severe atelectasis usually develops while you are still in the hospital. If you experience any trouble breathing, inform your doctor immediately. Many conditions can be responsible for breathing difficulties and an accurate diagnosis along with prompt treatment is vital.

  1. Janet Aldrich, Chapter 62 - Atelectasis, In: Lesley G. King, MVB, MRCVS, DACVECC, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, Editor(s), Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats, W.B. Saunders, Saint Louis, 2004, Pages 465-472, ISBN 9780721687063, 10.1016/B978-0-7216-8706-3.50066-9.