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PICTORIAL CME
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-86

Pulmonary Agenesis - A Zebra Like Disorder for Pulmonologists


1 Post graduate, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, India
2 Senior Consultant, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, India

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Monisha Anandhan
Post graduate, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai
India
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Pulmonary agenesis is an extremely rare congenital anomaly defined as a complete absence of the lung parenchyma, bronchus, and pulmonary vessels. In case of complete unilateral agenesis, no pleural cavity can be found on the affected side. More than 50% of children with lung aplasia die within five years of birth but some individuals live a normal life span with their deformity and may be asymptomatic throughout life. Respiratory tract infections are the greatest danger in these individuals. We report a case of left lung aplasia with bronchiectasis in a young-aged adult who was treated for tuberculosis and was referred to our institute for persistent cough.


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