Thoracoscopic resection of an apical extralobar pulmonary sequestration in an infant.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pulmonary sequestration is a form of bronchopulmonary-foregut malformation that is treated with surgical resection, either via a thoracotomy or the thoracoscopic approach. Apical extralobar pulmonary sequestrations are rare. We report a case of an apical pulmonary sequestration in an infant that was amenable to thoracoscopic resection. An 8-month-old girl, weighing 10.3 kg, with a left apical extralobar pulmonary sequestration underwent thoracoscopic resection. The pulmonary sequestration was identified and dissected free from surrounding tissue. The vascular peduncle was secured with an endo-GIA loaded with 2-mm vascular staples. The infant was discharged on postoperative day two without complications. In spite of the patient's small size and the apical nature of the sequestration, the operation was easily performed via a thoracoscopic approach. Thoracoscopic resection of an apical extrapulmonary sequestration in a small infant is feasible and may minimize the morbidity of this procedure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reinke, C; Kherani, A; Rice, HE

Published Date

  • April 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 252 - 254

PubMed ID

  • 17484661

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-6429

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/lap.2006.0161


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States