Absence of the Right Pulmonary Artery Associated With a Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Binnetoglu K., Ayabakan C. , Sarisoy O., Tokel K.

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY, vol.33, no.1, pp.182-184, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00246-011-0110-x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-184
  • Keywords: Right pulmonary artery, Anomalous pulmonary venous connection, Pulmonary hypertension, ISOLATED UNILATERAL ABSENCE


Unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery is a rare anomaly. Patients may present with hemoptysis, recurrent respiratory infections, pulmonary hypertension, or congestive heart failure. This report describes the case of a missing right pulmonary artery associated with anomalous left pulmonary venous connection not previously described in the medical literature.