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Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery incidentally found in adulthood.

Aypak C, Yıkılkan H, Uysal Z, Görpelioğlu S - Case Rep Med (2012)

Bottom Line: Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA) or pulmonary artery agenesis is a rare congenital disorder presenting with a wide spectrum of symptoms.UAPA is usually associated with cardiac anomalies and surgically treated in childhood.Confirmation of the diagnosis and anatomic details can be discerned by CT scanning.

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Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Teaching and Research Hospital, 06030 Ankara, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA) or pulmonary artery agenesis is a rare congenital disorder presenting with a wide spectrum of symptoms. UAPA is usually associated with cardiac anomalies and surgically treated in childhood. We report a rare case of a 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed with left pulmonary artery agenesis without any other cardiac anomalies. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of undiagnosed cases of UAPA in patients through a chest radiograph that suggests the diagnosis. Confirmation of the diagnosis and anatomic details can be discerned by CT scanning.

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Chest radiograph showing loss of volume of her left lung with displacement of the mediastinum to the left.
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fig1: Chest radiograph showing loss of volume of her left lung with displacement of the mediastinum to the left.

Mentions: Plain radiograph showed a loss of volume of her left lung, cardiac and mediastinal displacement to the left, increased density in the left lower lung zone, and hyperinflation of the lung on the right side (Figure 1). Hemidiaphragm elevation with volume loss of the left lung and absence of hilar shadow were remarkable.


Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery incidentally found in adulthood.

Aypak C, Yıkılkan H, Uysal Z, Görpelioğlu S - Case Rep Med (2012)

Chest radiograph showing loss of volume of her left lung with displacement of the mediastinum to the left.
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fig1: Chest radiograph showing loss of volume of her left lung with displacement of the mediastinum to the left.
Mentions: Plain radiograph showed a loss of volume of her left lung, cardiac and mediastinal displacement to the left, increased density in the left lower lung zone, and hyperinflation of the lung on the right side (Figure 1). Hemidiaphragm elevation with volume loss of the left lung and absence of hilar shadow were remarkable.

Bottom Line: Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA) or pulmonary artery agenesis is a rare congenital disorder presenting with a wide spectrum of symptoms.UAPA is usually associated with cardiac anomalies and surgically treated in childhood.Confirmation of the diagnosis and anatomic details can be discerned by CT scanning.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Teaching and Research Hospital, 06030 Ankara, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA) or pulmonary artery agenesis is a rare congenital disorder presenting with a wide spectrum of symptoms. UAPA is usually associated with cardiac anomalies and surgically treated in childhood. We report a rare case of a 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed with left pulmonary artery agenesis without any other cardiac anomalies. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of undiagnosed cases of UAPA in patients through a chest radiograph that suggests the diagnosis. Confirmation of the diagnosis and anatomic details can be discerned by CT scanning.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus