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Pulmonary Agenesis

Rakesh K. Chawla, Arun Madan, Aditya Chawla, Harsh Nandini Arora, Kiran Chawla

Keywords : Pulmonary agenesis, Hypoplasia, Respiratory distress, Newborn

Citation Information : Chawla RK, Madan A, Chawla A, Arora HN, Chawla K. Pulmonary Agenesis. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2015; 57 (4):251-253.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-57-4-251

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Unilateral opaque lung with ipsilateral mediastinal shift is an uncommon cause of respiratory distress in newborn which can be found on simple radiograph of the chest. Pulmonary agenesis is a rare cause of unilateral opaque lung in the newborn. Nearly 50% cases of pulmonary agenesis are associated with other congenital defects including cardiovascular, skeletal, gastrointestinal or genitourinary systems.1 We report an infant with agenesis of the right lung associated with other congenital anomalies.

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