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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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FARACHE, Alejandro; ZERPA, Tito; GIRAN, Beatriz  and  SIFUENTES, Estephany. Aplasia pulmonar izquierda como hallazgo imprevisto en un adulto joven: reporte de un caso. Rev. am. med. respir. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.2, pp.168-170. ISSN 1852-236X.

Lung agenesis is an extremely rare malformation, which has an incidence of 34 cases for every million habitants. For the decade of the 1970s, there were reported only 220 cases worldwide. De Pozzi described it originally in 1673. In 1913, Schneider and Schwatbe classified it in three types: type 1 or agenesis, type 2 or aplasia and type 3 or hipoplasia. The diagnosis is usually made in childhood but if the patient remains asymptomatic, it could be made in adulthood which is infrequent. We present the case of a 31-year-old patient, who was referred to the emergency room of our hospital with fever of one week of evolution, dyspnea and cough with mucopurulent sputum.

Keywords : Agenesis; Aplasia; Malformation.

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