Extralobar pulmonary sequestration presenting as a mediastinal malignancy

Jeffrey M. Sippel, Pasala S. Ravichandran, Ruza Antonovic, William E. Holden

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Pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital anomaly usually diagnosed in childhood. It frequently presents as a lower lobe mass with symptoms from vascular shunting, anatomic impingements, or associated anatomic defects. This case report describes an adult with asymptomatic extralobar sequestration involving the mediastinum and left upper lobe. The unusual location and radiographic appearance, suggestive of malignancy, led to prompt surgical exploration. We review the literature on this topic, focusing on anatomic variability and difficulties with preoperative diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1169-1171
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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