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Agenesis of the right lung: an unusual presentation
  1. W. Pallie,
  2. S. M. A. Alhady,
  3. Omar Bin Din
  1. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
  2. Department of Surgery, General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur
  3. Department of Radiology, General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

    Abstract

    A case of agenesis or aplasia of the right lung, in a cyanosed neonate, exceptionally associated with a `vascular ring' abnormality produced by a right aortic arch, an aberrant left subclavian artery, and a patent ductus arteriosus, is reported. The presence of an abnormal lobe of the liver, projecting together with small gut and a subhepatic caecum into the right hemithorax, caused mediastinal displacement to the left side and produced the illusion of a diaphragmatic hernia, thereby obscuring the correct preoperative diagnosis.

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