Unilateral Pulmonary Aplasia: A Case Report
AbstractChest X-Ray findings of unilateral lung or lobar collapse with a shift of mediastinal shift towards the affected
side may prompt differential diagnoses of suspected foreign body aspiration, mucus plug occlusion, and
bronchial mass lesions. We must also consider the rare condition of pulmonary agenesis. It is one of the
rare congenital abnormalities in the development of the lungs in which there is complete absence of a
lung. We report a three month old child with right sided pulmonary aplasia.
Key words: Agenesis lung; pulmonary aplasia; congenital abnormality
J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. May-August, 2010 Vol 30(2) 116-118
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