Congenital agenesis of the right pulmonary artery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 44-year-old woman with recurrent pulmonary infections developed severe hemoptysis. Chest radiography revealed a hypoplastic right lung. Absence of the right pulmonary artery, a very rare congenital anomaly, was demonstrated by computed tomography and cardiac catheterization. Severe pulmonary hypertension in the contralateral lung precluded right pneumonectomy but percutaneous embolization of a large systemic arterial collateral to the right lung provided palliative relief of hemoptysis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Campbell, KR; Krasuski, R; Wang, A; O'Laughlin, MP; Harrison, JK

Published Date

  • December 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 460 - 463

PubMed ID

  • 11108681

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-1946

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1522-726x(200012)51:4<460::aid-ccd18>;2-d


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States