Unilateral Pulmonary Aplasia: A Case Report

  • Prabina Shrestha Junior Resident, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • Prakash Poudel Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • Panna Lal Sah Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
Keywords: Agenesis lung, pulmonary aplasia, congenital abnormality

Abstract

Chest 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

DOI: 10.3126/jnps.v30i2.2645

J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. May-August, 2010 Vol 30(2) 116-118

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Author Biographies

Prabina Shrestha, Junior Resident, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

Junior Resident

Departmant of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

BPKIHS, Dharan

Prakash Poudel, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

Assistant Professor

Departmant of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

BPKIHS, Dharan

Panna Lal Sah, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

Assistant Professor

Departmant of Radiodiagnosis

BPKIHS, Dharan

Published
2010-07-13
How to Cite
Shrestha, P., Poudel, P., & Sah, P. (2010). Unilateral Pulmonary Aplasia: A Case Report. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 30(2), 116-118. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v30i2.2645
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