Agenesis of Right Lung: A Rare Congenital Disorder

Authors

1 Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomy; Dr.D.Y.Patil Medical College, DYPatil Education Society, Deemed to be University, Kasaba Bawada, Kolhapur, Maharashtra State,India.

2 Consulting Radiologist, Eureka Diagnostics and Research Centre, Kolhapur, India.

Abstract

 
Pulmonary agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly in which there is absence of pulmonary parenchyma as well as its bold vessels. It is an unusual cause of respiratory distress in newborn. Unilateral agenesis of lung is often associated with other congenital anomalies. The condition may lead to diagnostic difficulties.
 
Right pulmonary agenesis has poor prognosis. Here we present a case of female child of one year with a history of recurrent chest infection, fever and respiratory distress and on investigations was diagnosed with right pulmonary agenesis.
 

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