[Clinical case of the month. Intrapulmonary lung sequestration diagnosed in an adult]

Rev Med Liege. 2011 Jan;66(1):7-12.
[Article in French]


Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital lung malformation characterized by an abnormal segment of bronchopulmonary tissue supplied by aberrant systemic arteries. Due to the non-specific symptomatology, the diagnosis can be missed. Imaging is the cornerstone of the diagnosis. Complete surgical resection provides the definitive treatment. We report a case of pulmonary sequestration associated with an asymptomatic aspergillosis presenting during adulthood and describe briefly the epidemiology, embryology, histology, imaging and surgical treatment of this congenital abnormality.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / diagnosis*
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pulmonary Aspergillosis / complications