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Lung agenesis in a neonate presenting with contralateral mediastinal shift.
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PMID:  11733859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A neonate with right lung agenesis presenting with respiratory distress is described. The unusual radiological features were contralateral mediastinal shift (in contrast to expected ipsilateral shift) and diaphragmatic eventration on the affected side. Mediastinal shift to the opposite side was due to intrathoracic hepatic herniation under a high placed eventrated diaphragm. Both these features have not been reported in association with lung agenesis to date. The authors have discussed other causes of respiratory distress in newborns that can cause mediastinal shift and have urged a high degree of clinical suspicion to pick up the cases with lung agenesis. The newer diagnostic modalities and the causes of mortality in neonates with this anomaly have also been highlighted.
S K Ratan; S B Grover
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-04     Completed Date:  2002-01-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Diaphragmatic Eventration / etiology,  radiography
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Lung / abnormalities*
Mediastinum / radiography
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / etiology*

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