Pulmonary Artery Agenesis with Bronchial Asthma

Ghobadi, Hassan and Matin, Somaiie (2014) Pulmonary Artery Agenesis with Bronchial Asthma. Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine, 2 (2). pp. 172-175.

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Unilateral Pulmonary Artery Agenesis (UPAA) is a rare congenital anomaly during the 4 th week of gestational age. It is defined as an absence of pulmonary parenchyma and its supporting artery. A 9-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital because of chronic cough. Chest examination showed a decrement in lung sound of right hemi-thorax with expiratory wheeze. Chest radiography (CXR) revealed a semi-opaque right hemi-thorax. Chest CT with intra-venous contrast demonstrated absence of the right pulmonary artery and lung parenchyma with hyper-inflated left lung and dextro-position of mediastinum. This case emphasizes that in patients with respiratory compliant and chronic cough CXR must be done to rule out similar diagnosis other than asthma.  Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WF Respiratory System
Divisions: Journals > J Cardio-Thoracic Medicine
Depositing User: jctm jctm
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 13:32
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 13:32
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2641

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