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Extralobar pulmonary sequestration

Authors Ulys A, Samalavicius NE, Cicenas S, Petraitis T, Trakymas M, Sheinin D, Gatijatullin

Published 1 April 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 21—23


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Albertas Ulys, Narimantas Evaldas Samalavicius, Saulius Cicenas, Tadas Petraitis, Mantas Trakymas, Dmitrij Sheinin, Leonid Gatijatullin
Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University, Santariskiu, Vilnius, Lithuania

Abstract: Prevalence of pulmonary sequestration accounts for up to 6.4% of all congenital pulmonary malformations. We report on a 40-year-old woman who underwent excision of an aberrant solid retroperitoneal mass in the left subdiaphragmatic area. The mass was identified to be an extralobar pulmonary sequestration. The diagnosis could be made without surgery by percutaneous tissue biopsy and imaging. We encourage keeping in mind pulmonary sequestration anomaly presenting as an aberrant retroperitoneal mass. The aim of this case report is to increase awareness about the condition and review the criteria for its definitive diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: retroperitoneal aberrant mass, extralobar pulmonary sequestration

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