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Isolated unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery treated by pneumonectomy in an adult: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16715422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare anomaly usually diagnosed in childhood. We report a case of isolated UAPA in an adult without any other cardiovascular anomaly. The patient was admitted for repeated progressive hemoptysis, which we treated with embolization of the bronchial artery three times, despite which the hemoptysis kept recurring. Finally, the patient was treated successfully by right pneumonectomy. Thus, we think that surgical intervention is indicated for recurrent hemoptysis in patients with isolated UAPA.
Takashi Ohtsuka; Hiroaki Nomori; Ken-Ichi Watanabe; Masahiro Kaji; Akinori Ebihara; Tsuguo Naruke; Keiichi Suemasu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-22     Completed Date:  2007-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Saiseikai Central Hospital, 1-4-17 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0073, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Hemoptysis / etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*

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