Familial recurrence of pulmonary sequestration

Obstet Gynecol. 1996 May;87(5 Pt 2):843-5.


Background: Pulmonary sequestration is not believed to be familial. We report two male infants with this anomaly who were born to the same parents.

Cases: The prenatal diagnosis of pulmonary sequestration was made in a woman's two consecutive pregnancies by demonstrating systemic arterial supply to an echogenic mass located in the left lower lung of each fetus. Postnatal radiographic evaluation confirmed the prenatal diagnoses.

Conclusion: Recurrent pulmonary sequestration in two male offspring from the same parents raises the possibility of a genetic predisposition for this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / epidemiology
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / genetics*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Radiography
  • Recurrence
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*