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Prenatal Diagnosis of Bilateral Pulmonary Agenesis: a Case Report

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Authors
Lee, Kyung A.; Cho, Jeong Yeon; Lee, Seung Mi; Jun, Jong Kwan; Seo, Jeong-Wook; Kang, Jieun
Issue Date
2010-02
Publisher
KOREAN RADIOLOGICAL SOC
Citation
KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY; Vol.11 1; 119-122
Keywords
Bilateral pulmonary agenesisLung, developmentUltrasonographyMagnetic resonance (MR)
Abstract
We report a case of bilateral pulmonary agenesis (BPA), which was suspected during a prenatal US examination and diagnosed by fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). BPA is an extremely rare congenital anomaly and, although many fetal structural defects can be detected with a high degree of confidence after introducing high-resolution US, the prenatal diagnosis of BPA remains problematic. Other thoracic abnormalities, such as a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, and pulmonary sequestration, should be excluded from the list of possible diagnoses before coming to the conclusion of BPA, because BPA is absolutely incompatible with extrauterine life, and an accurate internal diagnosis can prevent a futile intervention from being performed.
ISSN
1229-6929
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/76726
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3348/kjr.2010.11.1.119
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