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Extralobar sequestration in anterior mediastinum with pericardial agenesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19559252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a very rare case of extralobar sequestration and pericardial agenesis in a 22-year-old man. A computed tomographic (CT) scan demonstrated an anterior mediastinal mass. No aberrant artery was preoperatively identified. The patient underwent surgery with an impression of thymoma. An extralobar sequestration receiving its blood supply from the left pulmonary artery, accompanied with pericardial agenesis, was noted at the time of operation. The anterior mediastinum is an unusual site for extralobar sequestions. It is recommended to include extralobar sequestration in the differential diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses, even if the aberrant artery is not recognized on the computed tomographic scan.
Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr; Hamid Reza Jamaati; Bahare Saidi; Mahmood Tehrai; Mehrdad Arab
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-29     Completed Date:  2009-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Atieh Hospital, Shahrake Ghods, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / radiography,  surgery
Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / radiography,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Mediastinum / abnormalities,  surgery*
Pericardium / abnormalities*
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Sternum / surgery
Thoracic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Thoracotomy / methods
Thymoma / diagnosis*,  radiography
Thymus Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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