Review Article Pages 27-32
Authors: Prados-Sanchez C, Martinez-Redondo M, Maiz-Carro L, Giron-Moreno RM, Quintana-Gallego E, Martinez-Martinez MT, Blanco-Aparicio M, Garcia-Clemente MM, Iturbe-Fernandez D, Garcia-Rio F, Carpio-Segura CJ, Salcedo-Posadas A, Martin de Vicente C, Costa-Colomer J and Maintz Jochen G
Abstract: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic and progressive disease. Respiratory complications, usually, afect the quality of life, morbidity and prognosis of the disease. Within respiratory complications, atelectasis is which the least medical literature has generated, without consensus on its etiology, prognosis and treatment. In a previous study of our group, the incidence was 2.66%, 2.33% were lobar and 1.33% segmental. Among the causes would be the existence of mucus plugs or alterations of the pulmonary architecture in which, the progressive and irreversible damage of the airway could cause distortion, obstruction and bronchial dilatation.
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