Case Report

A Giant Bullae Manifesting as Left Pulmonary Arteria Hypoplasia


  • Kuthan KAVAKLI
  • Hasan ÇAYLAK
  • Ersin SAPMAZ
  • Cantürk TAŞÇI
  • Deniz DOĞAN

Received Date: 12.01.2012 Accepted Date: 03.04.2012 Gulhane Med J 2014;56(2):117-118

The giant bullae is defined as the bullae formation of lung tissue which is larger than one half of a hemithorax. The presenting symptom is usually progressive dyspnea and the most important thing with this patient is that the underlying lung parenchyma has emphysematous changes or not. In this study, we aimed to presente a case with giant type I bullae whose lesion was mimicking left pulmonary arteria hypoplasia radiologically. The ginat bullae was resected via left thoracotomy and a complication of re-expansion pulmonary eudema occurred due to long time compression of viable parenchyma. The patient was discharged without any problem. The pulmonary function test showed excellent improvement after two months from surgery.

Keywords: Pulmonary artery, thoracic surgery, bullae