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Varied presentations of unilateral lung hypoplasia and agenesis: a report of four cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9880709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unilateral lung hypoplasia or agenesis can be asymptomatic or present with recurrent respiratory symptoms. The latter may be amenable to surgical treatment in selected cases. Of four children in this report, two are being managed without surgery. A third was relieved of his symptoms by pneumonectomy. The fourth presented with acute foreign-body inhalation into the healthy right main bronchus, and coexistent left pulmonary agenesis was discovered at bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy and computed tomography were found to be the most useful investigations in management.
R J Thomas; H C Lathif; S Sen; N Zachariah; J Chacko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-29     Completed Date:  1999-01-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Congenital Abnormalities / radiography,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Foreign Bodies / therapy
Lung / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Atelectasis / radiography
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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