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Case report


Congenital agenesis of the left lung: a rare case

Tülin Durgun YetimHanifi Bayarou011fullariHülya Polat YalçinVefik ArιcaSeçil Gunher Arιca
Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric Clinic and 4Family Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University Medical Faculty, Hatay, Turkey
Date of Submission: 15-Aug-2011, Date of Acceptance: 24-Aug-2011, Date of Web Publication: 21-Sep-2011.
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Vefik Arıca

Medical Faculty of the Mustafa Kemal University, Department of Pediatric Clinic, Serinyol, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
E-mail: vefikarica@hotmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Vefik Arıca

Medical Faculty of the Mustafa Kemal University, Department of Pediatric Clinic, Serinyol, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
E-mail: vefikarica@hotmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.85175 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Pulmonary agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly, the etiology of which is not clearly known. Other systemic comorbidities such as cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and urogenital system anomalies can be observed in more than half of the patients. It is usually diagnosed during childhood. Diagnosis in adulthood is very rare. We present a case of pulmonary agenesis diagnosed in an adult.
Keywords: Adulthood, Congenital Anomaly, Pulmonary Agenesis

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