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Video-assisted thoracoscopic wedge resection for pulmonary sequestration.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
78
Issue
5
Pages
1844–1845
Identifiers
PMID: 15511495
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A 60-year-old woman underwent a video-assisted thoracoscopic wedge resection of intralobar pulmonary sequestration instead of a lobotomy because the lesion was localized in the right basal segment. Preoperative 3-dimensional computed tomography was useful for identifying an aberrant artery arising from the thoracic aorta and distributing to the lesion. A successful outcome more than 4 years after the surgery indicates that a wedge resection under video-assisted thoracoscopy may prove to be a therapeutic option for localized pulmonary sequestration.

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