Intralobar pulmonary sequestration treated with video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy

  • Taeyun Kim Department of Pulmonology, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea, Republic of.
  • Hyunji Choi Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea, Republic of.
  • Jehun Kim | libertier@gmail.com Department of Pulmonology, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea, Republic of.

Abstract

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.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2019-09-09
Info
Issue
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
Pulmonary sequestration, VATS, Congenital anomaly
Statistics
  • Abstract views: 780

  • PDF: 294
How to Cite
Kim, T., Choi, H., & Kim, J. (2019). Intralobar pulmonary sequestration treated with video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy. Chest Disease Reports, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/cdr.2019.8374