Transcatheter arterial embolization of pulmonary sequestration in neonates: long-term follow-up results

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Mar;14(3):363-7. doi: 10.1097/01.rvi.0000058412.01661.f0.


The purposes of this study are to describe experience with the safety and long-term efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) of pulmonary sequestration in neonates and to introduce a new technique of embolization by an umbilical-artery route. TAE was performed in five neonates, via the femoral artery in one and the umbilical artery in four. Complete regression was achieved in four cases and partial regression (>90%) was obtained in one. TAE is a safe and effective alternative therapeutic modality for the treatment of pulmonary sequestration. The umbilical artery represents a preferable route for performing embolization in neonates.

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / therapy*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Umbilical Arteries