Isolated left lung aplasia with bronchial asthma

Sandeep Sahay, R. K. Mathur, Ashok Shah

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Congenital lung anomalies are categorised as pulmonary agenesis, aplasia and hypoplasia with distinct clinical implications. An 8-year-old boy was referred for an "opaque left hemithorax" for which he had received antituberculous therapy. A detailed evaluation including flowing contrast computed tomography of the thorax and fiberoptic bronchoscopy led to a diagnosis of left lung aplasia. He also had wheezing dyspnea, which was confirmed as bronchial asthma. Congenital lung defects with associated asthma was reported only twice till date. A high index of suspicion is required to recognise such a patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-820
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2006


  • Bronchial asthma
  • Congenital lung anomalies
  • Lung aplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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