Thoracoscopic resection of pulmonary sequestration in 4-week-old infant

E. R. Port, A. R. Hong

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Pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon anomaly in which an aberrant systemic vascular supply and a lack of communication with the bronchial tree leads to a nonfunctioning segment of lung parenchyma. Although the lesion may be asymptomatic, surgical resection is indicated because of the possibility of infection, high-output congestive heart failure secondary to arteriovenous shunting, and compromise of normal lung volume. The traditional approach to an intrathoracic lesion has been through a standard thoracotomy. Video-assisted thoracic surgery, or thoracoscopy, has only rarely been applied to this problem. However, improvements in technology have challenged the limits of thoracoscopy in infants. We present a case of a successful thorascopic resection of an extralobar sequestration in a 4-week-old infant. To our knowledge, this is the youngest patient in whom this procedure has been described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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