Mitral Valve Replacement in an Adult with Left Pulmonary Agenesis

Authors

  • Huseyin Saskin Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Derince Education and Research Hospital, Kocaeli
  • Mustafa Idiz Cardiovacular Surgery Reanimation Clinic, Acibadem Hospital, Kocaeli
  • Cagri Duzyol Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Derince Education and Research Hospital, Kocaeli
  • Huseyin Macika Anesthesiology, Cardiovacular Surgery Reanimation Clinic, Acibadem Hospital, Kocaeli
  • Rezan Aksoy Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Derince Education and Research Hospital, Kocaeli

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1311

Abstract

Pulmonary agenesis is associated with the absence of pulmonary vessels, bronchi, or parenchyma. This condition usually occurs between the 4th and 5th week of gestation during the embryonic phase. Etiopathogenic factors associated with pulmonary agenesis are not fully understood. In the literature, genetic and teratogenic factors, viral infections, and vitamin-A deficiency are shown to be associated with pulmonary agenesis [Malcon 2012]. This condition may be seen unilaterally or bilaterally. Although the precise rate of incidence is unknown, it is estimated to occur in one of every 10,000 to 12,000 live births [Yetim 2011]. There is a 1.3:1 female predominance with unilateral agenesis [Halilbasic 2013]

Published

2015-06-26

How to Cite

Saskin, H., Idiz, M., Duzyol, C., Macika, H., & Aksoy, R. (2015). Mitral Valve Replacement in an Adult with Left Pulmonary Agenesis. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(3), E109-E111. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1311

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