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Unilateral primary pulmonary agenesis and hypoplasia in monozygotic twins.
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PMID:  22156648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We describe 10-month-old identical female twin infants, one with primary left-sided pulmonary agenesis and the other with primary left-sided pulmonary hypoplasia. They came to our outpatient clinic complaining of persistent dry cough. The clinical examination revealed decreased air entry over the left hemithorax. Chest x-rays showed complete left-sided radio-opacity in both the twins. The chest computed tomography scan with contrast confirmed the diagnoses of left-sided pulmonary agenesis (twin A) and left-sided hypoplasia (twin B). No other associated congenital anomaly was noted in either of the twins. To our knowledge, such a condition in live monozygotic twins has not been previously reported in published studies.
Authors:
M Alsaadi; B Al Muqhem; A Boukai; S M Iqbal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of Saudi medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0975-4466     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Saudi Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507355     Medline TA:  Ann Saudi Med     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Respiratory Medicine; Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia alsaadi@ksu.edu.sa.
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