Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
HERNANDEZ VAREA, José Antonio et al. Pulmonary sequestration. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
Pulmonary sequestration is a congenital affection consisting in the presence of a cystic mass of no-functional pulmonary tissue without an obvious communication with tracheobronchial tree and that receives all or most of its bloodstream of the anomalous vessels from systemic circulation. Taking into account that presentation of this affection is rare compared to other pulmonary affections (between the 1% and the 2% of all pulmonary resections) and that also the more usual is its definitive treatment before adulthood. The case of man aged 44 is presented coming to consultation due to frequent episodes of pneumonias from more 10 years ago diagnosed as a bronchiectasis. The more significant facts of embryology origin of this affection including: anatomical and pathological features, imaging diagnosis, surgical treatment details, and postoperative course.
Keywords : Pulmonary sequestration; pulmonary malformations.