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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2005 Mar;13(1):82-4.

Alveolar capillary dysplasia with congenital misalignment of pulmonary vessels.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary vessels is an uncommon congenital cause of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. It is universally fatal, and diagnosis is entirely dependent upon surgical lung biopsy. We present a case of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary vessels occurring in a full-term neonate, emphasizing that early involvement of the thoracic surgeon for a histological diagnosis allows expensive and ineffective treatments to be avoided.

PMID:
15793061
DOI:
10.1177/021849230501300121
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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