Pulmonary artery agenesis associated with emphysema and multiple invasive non-small cell lung cancers

George Makdisi, Eric Edell, Joseph Maleszewski, Julian R Molina, Claude Deschamps

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Abstract

Pulmonary artery (PA) agenesis in the absence of associated cardiac abnormalities is a rare congenital abnormality. It may remain undiagnosed until adulthood when patients present with respiratory symptoms such as hemoptysis, dyspnea, repeated respiratory infections, or pulmonary hypertension. Herein we present a case of a 50-year-old woman who was found to have multiple, morphologically distinct non-small cell lung cancers in association with agenesis of the PA. This instance represents the fourth reported case of such association in the English literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2192-2195
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume99
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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