Intralobar pulmonary sequestration treated with video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
Bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) is a rare congenital anomaly of airway in which a portion of the lung receives blood supply from an abnormal systemic artery. A 72-year-old woman had been suffering from recurrent left lower back pain and pneumonia for more than 10 years. She was diagnosed with intralobar type of BPS by computed- tomography angiogram and underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy. BPS is a rare congenital abnormality that can accompany repeated pulmonary infection. Although asymptomatic patients may consider lifelong observation, surgical treatment of patients with symptoms is a curative option with minimal morbidity. To improve quality of the life for patients, active surgical treatment should be considered.
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