Tuberc Respir Dis.  1999 Jan;46(1):116-121. 10.4046/trd.1999.46.1.116.

A Case of Left Pulmonary Artery Hypoplasia in Adult

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chonju, Korea.


Unilateral hypoplasia of the pulmonary artery is an uncommon anomaly, which commonly develops in combination with congenital cardiovascular defects such as tetralogy of Fallot, patent ductus arteriosus and septal defect of atrium or ventricle, but may also present as an isolated lesion. We have recently experienced a case of the left pulmonary artery hypoplasia in adult by chance of during the general health screen, which diagnosed by chest X-ray, chest spiral CT, lung perfusion and ventilation scan, digital substraction angiogram and bronchoscopy, then presented hereby with the review of relevant literature.

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