Pulmonary hypoplasia

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Chronic cough, respiratory distress.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male


Hypoplastic right lung is noted with mediastinal herniation towards the right side. 
Hypoplastic right pulmonary artery is also seen.

Case Discussion

Pulmonary hypoplasia is the least severe form of pulmonary agenesis (type III) where there is partial existence of branchial tree with some parts of unilateral pulmonary parenchyma and its vessels.

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Case information

rID: 72771
Published: 10th Dec 2019
Last edited: 12th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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