Pulmonary agenesis-vascular airway compression and gastroesophageal reflux influence outcome

Zafar Nazir, Saqib Hamid Qazi, Nausheen Ahmed, Mehnaz Atiq, Abdul Gaffer Billoo

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Pulmonary agenesis (PA) is a rare malformation that can be isolated or associated with other anomalies. We report 3 cases of left-sided PA having ipsilateral renal agenesis, facial, and radial ray anomalies. Patients presented in infancy with nonspecific respiratory symptoms and were diagnosed to have PA on chest radiograph and computed tomographic scan. Bronchial compression, by dilated pulmonary artery and associated severe gastroesophageal reflux, aggravated respiratory symptoms and required surgical intervention. The relevant literature is briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • Airway obstruction
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Pulmonary agenesis
  • Renal agenesis


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