Late Diagnosis of Extralobar Pulmonary Sequestration: Two Cases with an Uncommon Malformation


Evman S., Batirel H. F. , Yuksel M.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, cilt.60, ss.485-487, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-0030-1271150
  • Dergi Adı: THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.485-487

Özet

Pulmonary sequestration is a congenital bronchopulmonary malformation, characterized by a mass of nonfunctioning lung tissue which receives its blood supply from a systemic artery. This increased blood flow and the inflammation in the sequestrated segments are positive on PET imaging, arousing the suspicion of malignancy. We report two cases of PET-positive extralobar sequestration that presented in patients of middle age and were successfully treated with surgical resection, indicating the role of surgery and the false-positive PET-CT appearance of sequestration cases.