Pulmonary Aplasia: A Case Report

  • Md Rustam Ali Registrar, Neonatology, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi
  • Md Sanaul Haque Mia Professor (on PRL), Department of Pediatrics, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Md Belal Uddin Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Md Khalilur Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Neonatology, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Md Belal Hossain Junior Consultant, Pediatrics, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi
  • Md Manirul Haque Tarofder Registrar, Pediatrics, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi
Keywords: Aplasia, agenesis, congenital, opaque hemithorax

Abstract

Developmental malformations of the lung are common but aplasia of the lung is extremely rare and usually the patients presented in early childhood with recurrent lower respiratory tract infection and respiratory distress. A 2 years and 6 months old girl presented with complaints of respiratory distress since birth and recurrent episode of cough since six month of age ,with opacity of the right hemithorax on X-ray, CT scans shows aplasia of the right lung. Patient was managed conservatively and his parents were counseled about the anomaly. The child is doing well and is in a regular follow-up with us. Aplasia of the lung should be suspected in children with recurrent respiratory distress with opacity of the hemithorax on X-ray and herniation of the opposite lung across the mediastinum.

TAJ 2019; 32(1): 82-85

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2019-08-22
How to Cite
Ali, M. R., Mia, M. S., Uddin, M. B., Rahman, M. K., Hossain, M. B., & Tarofder, M. M. (2019). Pulmonary Aplasia: A Case Report. TAJ: Journal of Teachers Association, 32(1), 82-85. https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v32i1.42739
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Case Reports