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Pulmonary hypoplasia

Summary of Pulmonary hypoplasia
Pulmonary hypoplasia is incomplete development of the lungs, resulting in an abnormally low number or size of bronchopulmonary segments or alveoli. A congenital malformation, it most often occurs secondary to other fetal abnormalities that interfere with normal development of the lungs. Primary (idiopathic) pulmonary hypoplasia is rare and usually not associated with other maternal or fetal abnormalities.




Respiratory system

Upper respiratory tract disorders
Lower respiratory tract disorders
Pleura and pleural space disorders
Pulmonary vascular disorders
Apnea and hypoventilation
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Pulmonary hypoplasia

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A newborn baby is brought to the morgue for post-mortem examination because she died just after birth. Obstetric history shows that the mother had oligohydramnios. There is no family history of congenital malformations. Examination shows the newborn has limb deformities, low-set ears, retrognathia and bilateral renal agenesis. Which of the following is the most likely cause of death in this infant?

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