Pulmonary artery agenesis and Kommerell's diverticulum presenting with hemoptysis

Rousou, Anthony J.; Tetenta, Sodienye; Boffa, Daniel J.
February 2009
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Feb2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p370
Academic Journal
Abstract: Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly that is commonly associated with additional cardiovascular abnormalities. We report a case of intrapulmonary hemorrhage and hemoptysis in a patient with left-sided pulmonary artery agenesis as well as the first description of this anomaly in a patient with a diverticulum of Kommerell. The patient was successfully treated by performing a left pneumonectomy.


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