Primary pulmonary hypoplasia: A case report and review of the literature


Dr MR Battin, Newborn Services, Floor 1, National Women's Hospital, Private Bag 92189, Auckland, New Zealand. Fax: +64 9 630 9753; email:


Abstract:  A case of primary pulmonary hypoplasia in a term female neonate presenting with severe respiratory distress at birth is reported. Respiratory failure persisted and she died at 12 days of age. Primary pulmonary hypoplasia is a rare condition not associated with other maternal or fetal disorders.