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Intrapulmonary agenesis of venous system and bronchopulmonary arterial anastomosis.
  1. M K Thapar,
  2. E Riff,
  3. Z Halees
  1. Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Abstract

    Agenesis of the intrapulmonary and extrapulmonary veins of the right lung was found by angiography and histological examination in a three year old boy. Blood supplied by the intersegmental arteries drained via the pulmonary arteries of the right lung into main and left pulmonary arteries. This caused a shunt between the aorta and pulmonary artery. Agenesis of the pulmonary venous system as a cause of left to right shunt has not been reported before.

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