Pulmonary sequestration

Common Name(s)

Pulmonary sequestration

Pulmonary sequestration is a rare malformation where non-functioning lung tissue is separated from the rest of the lung and supplied with blood from an unusual source, often an artery from systemic circulation.  It may be congenital (present from birth) or acquired. Pulmonary sequestrations may be defined as intralobular or extralobular, depending on their location. Symptoms may include chronic cough, respiratory distress or infection. Treatment depends on the location and may involve surgery.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pulmonary sequestration" returned 92 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intradiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestration in adult.
 

Author(s): Jang-Hoon Lee, Mi-Jin Kim

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Extralobar pulmonary sequestrations may be located in intrathoracic or extrathoracic areas. Extrathoracic intradiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestrations are an extremely rare subset of bronchopulmonary sequestrations and there have been very few reported cases until now. We ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Immunohistochemical analyses of a case of extralobar pulmonary sequestration with chest pain in an adult.
 

Author(s): Yuji Ohtsuki, Masashi Uomoto, Yasuki Hachisuka, Mutsuo Furihata

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;56(4):434-6.

 

Computed tomography of a Japanese man in his mid-forties with a complaint of right-side chest pain showed a dome-shaped smooth-surfaced mediastinal mass, which was extirpated. The cut surface was highly hemorrhagic and necrotic and not related to the original pulmonary tissues. Although ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Pulmonary sequestration presented as massive left hemothorax and associated with primary lung sarcoma.
 

Author(s): Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Paolo Laperuta, Filomena Napolitano, Chiara Carlomagno, Alfredo Garzi, Mario Vitale

Journal: BMC Surg. 2013 ;13 Suppl 2():S34.

 

Pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon disease, accounting for only approximately 1.5% of all congenital pulmonary malformations. In most cases, the diagnosis is a result of accidental radiological findings; it is rarely accompanied by clinical symptoms, and is more commonly associated ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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The terms "Pulmonary sequestration" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bilateral pulmonary sequestration in an adult: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Montserrat Fontalba Navas, Justo Sánchez Gil, José Calvo Bonachera

Journal: Arch. Bronconeumol.. 2013 Sep;49(9):410-1.

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2013

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Pulmonary sequestration infected with nontuberculous mycobacteria: a report of two cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Won-Jung Koh, Goohyeon Hong, Kwhanmien Kim, Soomin Ahn, Joungho Han

Journal: Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012 Nov;5(11):917-9.

 

We report two cases of pulmonary sequestration infected with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM): Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium abscessus. Chest computed tomography showed pneumonic consolidation in the right lower lobe, which received a systemic blood supply from the descending ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2012

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Prenatal detection and evaluation of an extralobar pulmonary sequestration in the posterior mediastinum.
 

Author(s): D York, A Swartz, A Johnson, J Fielding, J D Phillips

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Feb;27(2):214-6.

 

Extralobar pulmonary sequestration (EPS) is a rare developmental anomaly with aberrant nonfunctioning parenchymal tissue, associated with an increased risk of perinatal morbidity and, rarely, mortality owing to possible neonatal respiratory distress. In most cases supernumerary lobes ...

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2006

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