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Endovascular treatment of symptomatic pulmonary sequestration.
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PMID:  21724108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital malformation whose origin is bronchial and arterial simultaneously and its vascularization comes from an anomalous systemic artery. Its clinical presentation includes recurrent pneumopathy in the same anatomic location of the lung and difficult to resolve or recurrent lung abscess. It is usually treated with antibiotherapy and eventual surgical resection. A 23-year-old woman with history of recurrent respiratory infections and three episodes of hemoptysis was admitted at the hospital. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed diagnosis of pulmonary sequestration. The angiographic study showed the presence of three inflow arteries arising from the thoracic aorta (T10) and supplying the abnormal lung parenchyma at the base of the left hemithorax. The patient underwent endovascular treatment consisting of exclusion of the inflow vessels with Amplatzer occlusive devices and coils. Subsequent computed tomography angiogram confirmed complete infarction of the sequestration. At 7 months, the patient presented with a new episode of bronchial infection. Repeated angiography showed persistence of intermediate small nutrient branches that were treated with coil embolization. The patient is symptom-free at 41 months after this secondary procedure. Endovascular treatment of pulmonary sequestration, with selective embolization of the inflow arteries, is a very attractive minimally invasive therapeutic option, as compared with conventional surgery, and potentially less prone to associated complications.
Leopoldo M Marine; Francisco E Valdes; Renato M Mertens; Michel R Bergoeing; Albrecht Kramer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696.e11-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
División de Cirugía, Departamento de Cirugía Vascular y Endovascular, Pontificia, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
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