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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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Thoracic CT scan revealing absence of left pulmonary artery and ipsilateral pulmonary hypoplasia.
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Mentions: Contrast-enhanced 7 mm collimator computed tomographic (CT) of the chest showed an enlargement of the pulmonary artery trunk and demonstrated the absence of the left pulmonary artery with displacement of heart and mediastinum to the left and volume loss associated with increased interstitial markings involving her left lung (Figures 2(a) and 2(b)). Cardiac arteriographic study revealed no other additional cardiac abnormalities.


Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery incidentally found in adulthood.

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

Thoracic CT scan revealing absence of left pulmonary artery and ipsilateral pulmonary hypoplasia.
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fig2: Thoracic CT scan revealing absence of left pulmonary artery and ipsilateral pulmonary hypoplasia.
Mentions: Contrast-enhanced 7 mm collimator computed tomographic (CT) of the chest showed an enlargement of the pulmonary artery trunk and demonstrated the absence of the left pulmonary artery with displacement of heart and mediastinum to the left and volume loss associated with increased interstitial markings involving her left lung (Figures 2(a) and 2(b)). Cardiac arteriographic study revealed no other additional cardiac abnormalities.

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