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Volume 2013, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Congenital pulmonary agenesis is a rare condition which poses diagnostic difficulties. More than 50% of these patients die before the first five years of life. Few patients may remain asymptomatic throughout their life. We report a case of a two month old male infant with right pulmonary agenesis who presented with severe respiratory distress in whom a diagnosis was made following computed tomography of the chest.

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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): atrial septal defect , CT scan of chest and right lung agenesis
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