ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
UNILATERAL PULMONARY AGENESIS
Mustafa ŞİRVANCI, Kutlay KARAMAN, Cihan DURAN, Levent ONAT, Kadir ÖZER
Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Radyodiagnostik Anabilim Dalı, Florence Nightingale Hastanesi, İSTANBUL
Unilateral pulmonary agenesis is an uncommon congenital anomaly with unknown aetiology. Half of the cases are associated with other congenital malformations involving the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neuro-musculo-skeletal and genitourinary systems.

The patient without any clinical symptoms or morphological abnormalities presented with an incidental finding of complete opasity of the right hemithorax detected on chest radiograph. Breath sounds were not audible on the right side of the chest. Heart sounds were heard most clearly to the right of the sternum. Computed tomographic examination, bronchography and pulmonary angiography were performed with a presumed diagnosis of unilateral pulmonary agenesis.

In this case report, imaging findings of a patient with right lung agenesis are described and discussed in view of the existing literature.

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