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Unilateral lung agenesis, hiatal hernia and atrioventricular septal defect: a rare combination of congenital anomalies
  1. Sudheer R Gorla,
  2. Josaura Fernandez-Sanchez,
  3. Ashish Garg,
  4. Sethuraman Swaminathan
  1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sethuraman Swaminathan, sswami{at}


Unilateral lung agenesis is a relatively rare congenital anomaly with a reported incidence of 1 in 15 000 births. It is frequently associated with other congenital malformations. Some of the sequelae of lung agenesis are potentially life-threatening. Here, we report a case of left lung agenesis in association with hiatal hernia and atrioventricular septal defect, a rare combination of anomalies which have not been described previously in the literature.

  • stomach and duodenum
  • neonatal intensive care
  • congenital disorders
  • pulmonary hypertension

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  • Contributors SRG and JF-S drafted the initial manuscript. AG reviewed and revised the manuscript. SS has critically reviewed and revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Next of kin consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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