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Isolated absence of right pulmonary artery in a 4-year old child: a case report

Authors Weldetsadik AY, Asfaw YM, Tekleab AM

Received 26 July 2018

Accepted for publication 6 September 2018

Published 30 October 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 297—301

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S181571

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas


Abate Yeshidinber Weldetsadik, Yemisrach Mekonnen Asfaw, Atnafu Mekonnen Tekleab

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abstract: Isolated unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery is a rare anomaly with congenital absence of the left or right pulmonary artery in the absence of other cardiac malformation, and diagnosis is usually made during adolescence. We report a 4-year old male child with isolated absence of the right pulmonary artery, who presented with recurrent chest infection and wheezing since infancy.

Keywords: pulmonary artery, child, wheeze, chest infection, Ethiopia

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