Pulmonary Artery Agenesis and Lung Hypoplasia
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Selçuk University, Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Konya, Turkey
Online publication date: 2009-10-15
Publication date: 2009-10-15
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Güven Sunam   

Selçuk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı 42080 Meram, Konya/TURKEY Phone: +90 332 2237075 Fax: + 90 332 3232643
Eur J Gen Med 2009;6(4):265-267
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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