A Horseshoe Intralobar Lung Sequestration Resection by Bilateral Robot-Assisted Surgery

Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Feb;113(2):e95-e97. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.040. Epub 2021 Apr 28.


We present the case of a 20-year-old male patient presenting a right lower intralobar pulmonary "horseshoe" sequestration extending into the left cavity supplied by 4 aberrant arteries from the thoracic descending aorta. The surgical approach for this exceptional and challenging presentation was based on thorough analysis of the chest computed tomography scan aided by 3-dimensional reconstructions. The latter helped us better understand this complex malformation. Surgery was done by robot-assisted bilateral approach with en bloc extraction through the left side.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / diagnosis
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pneumonectomy / methods*
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Young Adult