Middle lobe syndrome is a condition in which there is a recurrent or chronic collapse of the middle lobe of the lung. Usually this occurs on the right lung, but sometimes in the left. The airway may or may not be occluded.
Breathing difficulty - breathing is fast and shallow
Increased heart rate
Increased body temperature
Excess accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, limiting expansion of lungs
Rarely chest pain
Cyanosis (blue coloration of skin in extremities or mucous membranes due to low oxygen levels)
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