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A Case of Right Lung Agenesis

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1992;35(3):428-433.
Published online March 15, 1992.
A Case of Right Lung Agenesis
Seung Hyun Seo, Yu Sub Shin, Ki Sik Min, Jong Wan Kim, Kwang Nam Kim, Ki Yang Ryoo
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea
우측 폐 무발육증 1례
서승현, 신유섭, 민기식, 김종완, 김광남, 유기양
한림대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Lung agenesis is the very rare disease which is defined as total absence of the pulmonary parenchyma, its vascular supporting structure, and bronchi beyond the carina. In many cases, there are coexisting anomalies involving the skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems. Also, severe respiratory infections are common in infancy and may lead to pneumonia and death. When associated anomalies are absent, long life follow and ofter may not diagnosed until die. There is no specific treatment but supportive measures of respiratory infections are needed. We experienced a case of right lung agenesis which was diagnosed by chest X-ray, chest Ct, and pumonary perfusion scan. We report the case and literatures briefly.
Key Words: Lung agenesis

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