Pulmonary sequestration (intralobar)

Case contributed by Dr David Cuevas


Recurrent pneumonia

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Female

Intra-lobar (right inferior lobe) pulmonary sequestration

Case Discussion

Pulmonary sequestration (also called accessory lung) refers to aberrant formation of segmental lung tissue that has no connection with the bronchial tree or pulmonary arteries, there is no communication with the tracheobronchial tree. In the vast majority of cases, the anomalous lung tissue has a systemic arterial supply which is usually a branch of the aorta.

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Case information

rID: 42591
Published: 12th Feb 2016
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2018
System: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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