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Infarction of torsed extralobar pulmonary sequestration in adolescence

  • Shin-Ah Son
  • Young Woo Do
  • Young Eun Kim
  • So Mi Lee
  • Deok Heon LeeEmail author
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Abstract

Torsion of pulmonary extralobar sequestration is extremely rare in childhood and adolescence, and as it presents with a variety of symptoms ranging from intermittent pain to fever from infarction, differential diagnosis is necessary. Herein, we report a rare case of 13-year-old girl who presented with abdominal pain and fever was diagnosed as infarction of torsed extralobar pulmonary sequestration. Torsed extralobar pulmonary sequestration was removed by thoracoscopic surgery, and the patient remained in good clinical condition.

Keywords

Pulmonary sequestration Pediatrics Pleural effusion 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Supplementary material

Video 1. Resection of extralobar pulmonary sequestration via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Extralobar pulmonary sequestration was connected to the descending thoracic aorta by a twisted feeding artery. It was removed after clamping with metal clips and reinforcement using a TachoSil® (MP4 116073 KB)

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shin-Ah Son
    • 1
  • Young Woo Do
    • 1
  • Young Eun Kim
    • 1
  • So Mi Lee
    • 2
  • Deok Heon Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of MedicineKyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University HospitalDaeguSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, School of MedicineKyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University HospitalDaeguSouth Korea

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