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A patient with an aberrant pulmonary blood supply and recurrent infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20808980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of intralobar pulmonary sequestration presenting with recurrent episodes of infection is reported. Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital malformation characterized by accessory lung tissue with no direct connection to the tracheobronchial tree and is supplied by an aberrant systemic artery. The aberrant artery is key to both diagnosis and treatment. The correct diagnosis may be suspected on clinical grounds and should be confirmed by identifying the lesion and aberrant artery on imaging studies. Surgical resection is curative, taking particular care not to injure the aberrant artery, which may result in devastating intraoperative hemorrhage.
Authors:
Radu Pescarus; George Rakovich; Denise Ouellette; Gilles Beauchamp
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian respiratory journal : journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1916-7245     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Respir. J.     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433332     Medline TA:  Can Respir J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e94-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.
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