Pulmonary agenesis is an uncommon congenital defect resulting from failure of the primitive lung bud to develop into a functioning lung. This arrested development can result in a spectrum of lung abnormalities, from lung hypoplasia to complete lung absence. We present a case of complete lung agenesis in an infant who presented with respiratory distress.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical Pulmonary Medicine|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2004|
- Lung hypoplasia
- Neonatal lung opacification
- Pulmonary agenesis