APLASIA OF LUNG - A CASE REPORT.
Dr. Prabhakar K. and Dr. Spandana Peddareddy*
The onset of symptoms in pulmonary agenesis is remarkably variable. Patients with one lung have been reported to survive well into adulthood without much complaint and they are detected in later years on routine CXR done for some other reasons. Chest X-Ray findings of unilateral lung or lobar collapse with mediastinal shift towards the affected side may prompt differential diagnoses of suspected foreign body aspiration, mucus plug occlusion, and bronchial mass lesions. One of the rare conditions like pulmonary agenesis should also be considered. Lung aplasia is a congenital abnormalities in the development of the lungs in which there is complete absence of a lung. We report a 27 year old male with left sided pulmonary aplasia.
Keywords: Unilateral lung, Lung aplasia, Lung agenesis.
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