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Extralobar pulmonary sequestration with an unusual venous drainage to the portal vein: preoperative diagnosis and excision by video-assisted thoracoscopy.
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PMID:  23084236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital malformation of the lung that can be classified as intralobar or extralobar (ELS). Approximately 90% of ELS occur in the left hemithorax. Approximately 10% of ELS may present below the diaphragm. Both types of sequestrations are characterized by pulmonary tissue that does not communicate with the bronchial tree. The arterial blood supply to 80% ELS is through a direct branch of the thoracic or abdominal aorta, in 15% via another systemic artery and 5% from the pulmonary artery. The venous drainage of ELS is variable, predominantly into the systemic circulation (via the azygos vein, hemiazygos vein, or inferior vena cava). Approximately 25% drain completely or partially through the pulmonary veins. We report an extremely rare case of ELS with unusual venous drainage to the portal vein.
Robert Skrabski; Yolanda Royo; Ida Di Crosta; Carlos Pueyo; Tomas Sempere; Joaquín Maldonado
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e63-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Joan XXIII, 43007 Tarragona, Spain. Electronic address:
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