Pulmonary sequestration

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Post trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Opacity with lobulated smooth margins in the medial basal segment of the right lower lobe with a few small cystic components superiorly. Arterial supply from the thoraco-abdominal aorta. Drainage appears intrapulmonary. 

Elsewhere there is atelectasis in the lung bases. No pneumothorax, rib fracture or other traumatic injury identified. 

Case Discussion

Pulmonary sequestrations are regions of lung parenchyma that are separated from the tracheobronchial tree. They typically have arterial supply from the aorta with variable venous drainage to the pulmonary or systemic circulations. 

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Case information

rID: 50652
Published: 15th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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