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Neonatal pneumonectomy for isolated unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1863153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 23-day-old female newborn was evaluated for acyanotic respiratory distress immediately after birth. Echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization revealed absence of the right pulmonary artery. Subsequent course was complicated by necrotizing bronchopneumonia. Despite antibiotic therapy and ventilator support she failed to improve; right pneumonectomy was performed to remove the source of sepsis. This case represents an example in which an infectious complication in a rare congenital pulmonary malformation served as an indication for neonatal pneumonectomy.
C C Canver; J D Pigott; R M Mentzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-03     Completed Date:  1991-09-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, State University of New York, Buffalo School of Medicine, NY 14215.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Lung / abnormalities*,  radiography
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  radiography
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Mar;53(3):547   [PMID:  1540086 ]

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