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Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in the treatment of intralobar pulmonary sequestration.
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PMID:  20972207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pulmonary sequestration is a congenital malformation characterised by cystic, non-functioning embryonic lung tissue with vascularisation of an abnormal systemic artery. They are classified as intralobar (75%) and extralobar (25%) and are more common in the left lung and lower lobes (60-90%). We report two cases of intralobar pulmonary sequestration located in the lower lobe of the left lung which were subjected to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Both patients had recurrent infections for which, after performing imaging tests, they were diagnosed with intralobar pulmonary sequestration in the left lower lobe, with an afferent arterial branch to the malformation from the aorta. A lower lobectomy was performed by video-assisted surgery, dividing the aberrant aortic artery with an endostapler. A single thoracic chest tube was placed and removed on postoperative day 2 and the patients were discharged on the same day. In both cases, the pathology examination revealed intralobar pulmonary sequestration. Pulmonary sequestrations are uncommon malformations that can be operated on using minimally invasive techniques, thereby permitting early discharge and a low rate of complications.
Diego Gonzalez; Jose Garcia; Eva Fieira; Marina Paradela
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Coruña University Hospital, Xubias 84, 15006 Coruña, Spain.
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