[Usefulness of chest CT in the diagnosis of pulmonary sequestration]

J Bras Pneumol. 2010 Mar-Apr;36(2):260-4. doi: 10.1590/s1806-37132010000200016.
[Article in Portuguese]


Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital anomaly, characterized by nonfunctional embryonic pulmonary tissue. Pulmonary sequestration accounts for 0.15-6.40% of all congenital pulmonary malformations. This anomaly, which is classified as intralobar or extralobar, involves the lung parenchyma and its vascularization. We report the case of a 56-year-old male presenting with hemoptysis. A chest X-ray showed an area of opacity behind the cardiac silhouette in the base of the left hemithorax. Chest CT scans with intravenous contrast revealed pulmonary sequestration. The patient underwent surgery, in which the anomalous tissue was successful resected. The postoperative evolution was favorable, and the patient was discharged to outpatient treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / complications
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemoptysis / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed