Pulmonary Artery Agenesis and Lung Hypoplasia
Güven Sunam 1 * , Sami Ceran 1
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1 Selçuk University, Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Konya, Turkey
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Abstract

Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis with lung hypoplasia is very rare and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Some patients with hypoplasia may suffer from recurrent hemoptysis dyspnea, and lung infections. Other patients are asymptomatic. Chest X-Ray reveal a reduction in the volume of hemithorax, an elevation in the diaphragm, reduced intercostals spaces and mediastinal shift in the affected side. We present a 15 year old male patient who complained of shortness of breath and chest pain.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82681

EUR J GEN MED, 2009 - Volume 6 Issue 4, pp. 265-267

Publication date: 15 Oct 2009

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