GULHANE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2004 , Vol 46 , Issue 1
Left Pulmonary Aplasia (Agenesis)
Dr. Ömer DENİZ1, Dr. Ergun TOZKOPARAN1, Dr. Faruk ÇİFTÇİ2, Dr. Metin ÖZKAN1, Dr. Hayati BİLGİÇ1, Dr. Kudret EKİZ1, Dr. Necmettin DEMİRCİ1
1GATA Göğüs Hastalıkları ABD.
2GATA Çamlıca Göğüs Hastalıkları Hastanesi
Unilateral pulmonary aplasia (agenesis) is a rare congenital anomaly. Associated anomalies are found in more than 50% of the patients, mainly involving the cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, musculoskeletal, urogenital systems. It is usually diagnosed in childhood but patients who have no or mild associated anomalies may survive into adulthood. We present a case of pulmonary aplasia since it is a rare clinical entity. Keywords : Agenesis, Aplasia, Congenital, Lung