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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2003;20(1):71-78.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 2003.
A Case of Unilateral Absence of Left Pulmonary Artery Presenting Hemoptysis.
Hye Jin Yoon, Tae Mook No, Seon Woong Kim, Dong Hi Park, In Seek Kim, Yeon Jae Kim, Byung Ki Lee, Ji Young Park, Jin Hong Chung
1Department of Internal Medicine, Fatima Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly that is frequently associated with other cardiovascular anomalies first reported by Fraentzel in 1968. Most patients who have no associated cardiac anomalies have only minor or absent symptoms. We experienced a case of isolated UAPA in a young female presenting hemoptysis. The chest radiograph showed a small left lung volume and high resolutional CT of chest showed multiple subpleural nodules and centrilobular nodules in parenchyma. The video-assisted thoracoscopic biopsy revealed diffuse dilated vessels in visceral pleura. The pulmonary angiogram confirmed the absence of the left main pulmonary artery.
Key Words: Unilateral Absence, Pulmonary Artery, Hemoptysis
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