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Case report


Complete right lung agenesis with dextrocardia: an unusual cause of respiratory distress

Devki NandanGirish Chandra BhattVivek DewanImkongkumzuk Pongener
Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
Date of Submission: 23-Sep-2012, Date of Acceptance: 19-Nov-2012, Date of Web Publication: 27-Dec-2012.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Devki Nandan

Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.
E-mail: devkinandan2002@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Devki Nandan

Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.
E-mail: devkinandan2002@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.105140 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Pulmonary agenesis, defined as complete absence of bronchus, parenchyma, and vessels is a very rare condition. Herein, we report a 4-month-old infant who presented with fever, cough, and respiratory distress and was misdiagnosed in a peripheral hospital as a case of pneumonia. The child was, later diagnosed as having right lung agenesis with dextrocardia.
Keywords: Congenital Anomaly, Dextrocardia, Lung Agenesis

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Nulma Souto Jentzsch (2014) Unilateral pulmonary agenesis. J. bras. pneumol. 40(3):322. doi: 10.1590/S1806-37132014000300017
  2. Lijian Xie, Jian Zhao and Jie Shen (2016) Clinical diagnostic approach to congenital agenesis of right lung with dextrocardia: a case report with review of literature. The Clinical Respiratory Journal 10(6):805. doi: 10.1111/crj.12282

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