Cystic disease / congenital anomalies


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PubMed search: pulmonary hypoplasia [title]

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Hypoplasia. website. Accessed September 27th, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Incomplete development of lung; lung usually weighs less than normal with fewer alveoli than expected for gestational age
  • Bilateral hypoplastic disease is fatal
  • Causes: oligohydramnios (renal agenesis, fetal membrane rupture), decreased intrathoracic space (renal cystic disease, diaphragmatic hernia), reduced breathing (anencephaly, musculoskeletal disorders, brainstem hypodevelopment, Virchows Arch 2009;454:451)
  • References: eMedicine
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