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Torsion of an extralobar pulmonary sequestration: A rare cause of acute chest & flank pain in an adolescent

Authors
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
2213-5766
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
2
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsc.2014.06.006
Keywords
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Torsion
  • Posterior Mediastinal Mass
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital malformation with varied presentation, most commonly discovered antenatally or after evaluation for recurrent pneumonia. The current report describes the case of an adolescent female with an extralobar pulmonary sequestration (ELS) who presented with chest and flank pain due to torsion. Clinical, radiologic, operative and pathologic findings are reviewed. This entity is rare and specific radiologic findings may be absent, therefore a high index of suspicion for a sequestration should be maintained in the appropriate clinical setting.

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