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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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ACOSTA LOPEZ, Jania et al. Opaque hemithorax. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2014, vol.43, n.1, pp.122-128. ISSN 0138-6557.

A male 58-year-old patient presents with non-specific symptoms related to respiratory infection. The patient had been referred from his health area with a chest radiograph showing an opaque hemithorax which was interpreted as lobar pneumonia. Various imaging techniques were performed, including computerized axial tomography, pulmonary angiography and angiotomography, allowing to make the differential diagnosis of opaque hemithorax and the definitive diagnosis of pulmonary hypoplasia, and rule out associated anomalies. Imaging studies make it possible to make a differential diagnosis of opaque hemithorax and a definitive diagnosis of pulmonary hypoplasia, as well as related vascular anomalies, allowing the application of adequate clinical management and follow-up.

Keywords : pulmonary hypoplasia; adult; opaque hemithorax.

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