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Congenital unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery: a report of two adult cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2310105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare anomaly that is generally diagnosed in childhood and frequently associated with other cardiovascular abnormalities. Two patients with unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery first diagnosed as adults are reported. Our two cases demonstrate that presentation of UAPA may range from an incidental finding to chronic, life-threatening symptoms. Because UAPA may require urgent intervention, physicians should be alerted to the possibility of this entity presenting later in life.
T Ko; M G Gatz; G R Reisz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American review of respiratory disease     Volume:  141     ISSN:  0003-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-06     Completed Date:  1990-04-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370523     Medline TA:  Am Rev Respir Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  795-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine Truman Medical Center, Kansas City.
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MeSH Terms
Lung / pathology
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Radiography, Thoracic

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