Incidentally detected unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis with pulmonary hypoplasia in a 67 year old woman

Abstract

Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis is commonly seen associated with other congenital cardiovascular defects, when it is detected early in life, but isolated absence of the pulmonary artery is a rare entity, usually detected in adulthood. The latter patients are usually asymptomatic or might present with varied non-specific manifestations such as respiratory tract infections and hemoptysis. This report describes the imaging findings of a 67 year old female with absence of the right pulmonary artery. The embryology and clinical manifestations of the condition are reviewed

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oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3303358Last time updated on 7/8/2012

This paper was published in PubMed Central.

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