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Pulmonary artery agenesis and Kommerell's diverticulum presenting with hemoptysis.

Authors
  • Rousou, Anthony J
  • Tetenta, Sodienye
  • Boffa, Daniel J
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2009
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
370–372
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.10.053
PMID: 19109028
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly that is commonly associated with additional cardiovascular abnormalities. We report a case of intrapulmonary hemorrhage and hemoptysis in a patient with left-sided pulmonary artery agenesis as well as the first description of this anomaly in a patient with a diverticulum of Kommerell. The patient was successfully treated by performing a left pneumonectomy.

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