Citation Information :
Jilowa S, Singh Y, Mishra R, Sharma RD. Left Lung Agenesis in an Adult Patient: Diagnosis by CT Thorax and CT Pulmonary Angiography. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2017; 59 (3):139-142.
Agenesis of lung is a rare congenital anomaly. It is usually detected in early childhood as a result of pulmonary symptoms and associated cardiovascular, gastrointestinal or genitourinary anomalies. Diagnosis may be late in adulthood or later in life in asymptomatic patients. Patients often present with repeated chest infections. We present a case of left lung agenesis in a 40-year-old female patient, who presented with progressive breathlessness due to severe bronchiectatic changes in contralateral right lung using computed tomography (CT) of the thorax and CT pulmonary angiography.