Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 15–24 | Cite as

Causes of congenital unilateral pulmonary hypoplasia: a study of 33 cases

  • G. Currarino
  • B. Williams


A review of the roentgenograms and clinical records of 33 children with primary congenital underdevelopment of one lung showed that 9 patients had simple pulmonary hypoplasia, 8 had anomalous venous return to the right atrium or the inferior vena cava (scimitar syndrome), 7 had an absence of the ipsilateral pulmonary artery, 7 had an accessory diaphragm, and 2 had a pulmonary sequestration adjacent to a small diaphragmatic hernia.


Public Health Pulmonary Artery Diaphragmatic Hernia Inferior Vena Clinical Record 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Currarino
    • 1
  • B. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildren's Medical Center and the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical SchoolDallasUSA

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