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Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : SD01 - SD02

Right Pulmonary Venous Atresia: A Rare Cause for Recurrent Unilateral Pneumonia

Prashant P. Patil

1. Consultant, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Lotus Children Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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Flat No G 901, Jade Block Rainbow Vista @Rock Garden, Green Hills Road, Opp Idl Factory Compound,
Moosapet, Hyderabad-500072, Telangana, India.
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Recurrent unilateral pneumonia poses a diagnostic dilemma for all paediatricians. Isolated pulmonary venous atresia is an uncommon entity, which presents with recurrent unilateral pulmonary infections, dyspnoea on exertion and haemoptysis. It is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Owing to rarity of condition, there may be some difficulties in the diagnosis and therapy. Pulmonary angiography is the investigation of choice. However, the current multislice CT scanners may obviate the need for pulmonary angiography. We report a two-year-old child with this rare congenital malformation and discuss diagnostic modalities and management options.


Congenital, Multislice CT scan, Pulmonary angiography, Pulmonary vein

How to cite this article :

Prashant P. Patil. RIGHT PULMONARY VENOUS ATRESIA: A RARE CAUSE FOR RECURRENT UNILATERAL PNEUMONIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2018 Jan 24 ]; 11:SD01-SD02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25670.10596

Date of Submission: Nov 26, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 02, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jun 07, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017


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