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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 806723, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/806723
Case Report

Unilateral Pulmonary Artery Aplasia in a Pregnant Patient

1Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, CSB 812, MSC 630, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
2Scott & White Health System, Texas A&M HSC, Pulmonary 5C, 2401 S 31st Street, Temple, TX 76508, USA

Received 10 January 2011; Accepted 17 February 2011

Academic Editor: Reda E. Girgis

Copyright © 2011 Chitra Lal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Unilateral pulmonary artery aplasia is a rare anomaly. Case reports of this condition in pregnant patients are even more uncommon and the best approach to management of such patients is still unclear. We report a patient who presented with a history of dyspnea, chest pain, and hemoptysis. Imaging established the diagnosis in a newly pregnant female. Management of the pulmonary artery aplasia patient in pregnancy requires prospective evaluation of pulmonary hypertension.