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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 262-264  

Isolated left-sided pulmonary artery agenesis with left lung hypoplasia: A report of two cases

V Govindaraj, J Joseph, B Nagamalli Kumar, R Soman 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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V Govindaraj
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
India

Unilateral absence of pulmonary artery or pulmonary artery agenesis (UAPA) is a rare congenital malformation that can present as an isolated lesion or in association with other cardiac anomalies. Though congenital, presentation in adults are also reported. Most common presentation in adults is of exercise intolerance. The developing lung on the affected side is hypoplastic. Diagnosis of UAPA is established by imaging methods like CT and MRI . There is no specific treatment for this condition. Treatment depends on patients symptomatology, presence of pulmonary hypertension and collateral circulation. Presence of pulmonary hypertension carries a bad prognosis. We present two adult patients with isolated left sided unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis with ipsilateral lung hypoplasia. The diagnosis was confirmed by CT chest and perfusion scan.


How to cite this article:
Govindaraj V, Joseph J, Kumar B N, Soman R. Isolated left-sided pulmonary artery agenesis with left lung hypoplasia: A report of two cases.J Postgrad Med 2017;63:262-264


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Govindaraj V, Joseph J, Kumar B N, Soman R. Isolated left-sided pulmonary artery agenesis with left lung hypoplasia: A report of two cases. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];63:262-264
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