Laparoscopic resection of an intradiaphragmatic pulmonary sequestration: a case report and review of the literature

J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Nov;47(11):2129-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.09.036.


Extralobar pulmonary sequestrations have been occasionally described in the abdomen but rarely in the diaphragm. We present the case of a 10 month old girl with an intradiaphragmatic pulmonary sequestration. The minimally invasive operative technique is outlined in detail, including the combine use of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. The case is discussed and the literature is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / diagnosis
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / surgery*
  • Diaphragm* / pathology
  • Diaphragm* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted*