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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-174

Agenesis of left lung in an adult female: A rare case report


Department of Chest Medicine, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rupam Kumar Ta
120, Vivekananada Road, Chotonilpur, Sripally, Burdwan - 713 103, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.160708

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Pulmonary agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly presenting usually with recurrent chest infection in early childhood with an annual incidence of 1 out of 100,000 births. Nearly half of the cases were usually associated with congenital co-anomaly of other organ(s). Diagnosis in adulthood is very rare. We reported here an extremely rare case of left lung agenesis in a 19 year girl presenting with dry cough and breathlessness for one month with an abnormal chest x-ray. Diagnosis was made with the aid of contrast enhanced Computed Tomotram [CECT] thorax and fibre-optic bronchoscope. Prognosis depends on affected side, existing lung tissue and other anomalies (if present). However, we managed the case conservatively. We want to add this rare case into the pool of lung agenesis cases report.


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