Adult presentation of symptomatic left lung agenesis

Kaya Ö. , Gülek B., Yılmaz C., Söker G., Esen K., Akın M. A. , ...More

Radiology Case Reports, vol.12, no.1, pp.25-28, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radcr.2016.11.023
  • Title of Journal : Radiology Case Reports
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-28


Pulmonary agenesis is a rarely encountered congenital anomaly, and its average prevalence is about 1 in 100,000 births. Anomalies of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, or genitourinary systems may accompany in nearly half of the cases. The diagnosis of pulmonary agenesis is usually made during childhood, but the diagnosis may be delayed until adulthood in case of an absence of comorbid anomalies . Herein, we present a case of pulmonary agenesis that was diagnosed during adulthood.