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Congenital abnormalities

Sujal R. Desai, Susan J. Copley, Zelena A. Aziz and David M. Hansell

in Thoracic Imaging

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560479
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191726248 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199560479.003.0008

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Radiology

Congenital abnormalities

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Congenital lung anomalies 308

Congenital cystic pulmonary lesions 310

Lung agenesis and hypoplasia (pulmonary underdevelopment) 316

Hypogenetic lung (scimitar) syndrome 318

Congenital lung anomalies may be encountered as incidental findings on imaging tests. Their clinical presentation and severity varies widely. Prenatal ultrasound testing may detect lung anomalies but a precise diagnosis is often only made in the post-natal period. In recent years, there has been increasing enthusiasm for the use of fetal MRI (including volumetric assessment and lung spectroscopy) to identify abnormal fetal lung growth....

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Subjects: Radiology ; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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