Pneumothorax and Atelectasis: Similarities, Differences & Causes


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What is the improper amounts of air in the air sacs called?

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1. Air in the pleural space refers to which of the following?

2. Air in the pleural space is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what can make for a collapsed lung, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of pneumothorax and atelectasis. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what these concepts mean as well as knowing what the air in the pleural space is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Term for improper amounts of air in air sacs
  • Air in the pleural space
  • Where the pleural space is located
  • Definition of dyspnea
  • How to identify pneumothorax

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding where the pleural space is located and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related atelectasis and pneumothorax lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as atelectasis and dyspnea

Additional Learning

To learn more about what makes the one condition different from the other, review the corresponding lesson on the Characteristics of Pneumothorax and Atelectasis. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what can cause a collapsed lung condition
  • Understand the features of pneumothorax
  • Explain why someone would suffer from dyspnea
  • Identify the characteristics of atelectasis
  • Appreciate why an area of the lung might look white