CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 1308–1311 | Cite as

Endovascular Treatment of an Aneurysmal Aberrant Systemic Artery Supplying a Pulmonary Sequestrum

  • Katrine Lawaetz KristensenEmail author
  • Louise Aarup Duus
  • Bo Elle
Case Report


An aberrant systemic artery originating from the abdominal aorta supplying a pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital malformation. This causes a left-to-left shunt. Symptoms include recurrent pneumonias, hemoptysis, and, in the long term, heart failure. Aneurysm of the aberrant vessel is rarely seen. Traditionally, treatment of pulmonary sequestrations includes ligation of the feeding vessel and lobectomy. A new promising treatment is an endovascular approach. Only a few cases describe endovascular treatment of pulmonary sequestration. This is the first published case of a giant aneurysmal branch from the abdominal aorta to the normal basal segments of the lung, successfully occluded with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II (AVP II, St.Jude Medical, MN, USA) alone.


Pulmonary sequestration Aberrant artery aneurysm Endovascular Amplatzer Vascular Plug II 


Conflict of interest

Katrine Lawaetz Kristensen, Louise Aarup Duus, and Bo Elle have no conflict of interest.

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Informed consent was obtained from the patient included in this case report.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrine Lawaetz Kristensen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Louise Aarup Duus
    • 2
  • Bo Elle
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Vascular SurgeryOdense University HospitalOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySygehus Lillebaelt VejleVejleDenmark
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyOdense University HospitalOdenseDenmark

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