Images in Cardiothoracic Medicine and Surgery
Intralobar pulmonary sequestration fed from aortic aneurysm
Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 2014, Vol. 22(7) 880 ß The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0218492313491585 aan.sagepub.com
Shinji Masuyama1, Shin Yamamoto2 and Shiro Sasaguri2
Figure 1. Computed tomography axial image of the chest showing intralobar pulmonary sequestration fed from an descending aortic aneurysm. Ao: aorta; LA: left atrium; PS: pulmonary sequestration.
Intralobar pulmonary sequestration fed from an aortic aneurysm is a rare phenomenon. The malformation and descending aortic aneurysm were discovered during computed tomography (Figures 1 and 2) in a 86-year-old woman. During open surgical repair of the descending aneurysm, the left lower lobe including the feeding vessel of the pulmonary sequestration was resected, and the patient made an uneventful postoperative recovery.
Figure 2. Volume-rendered image of computed tomography angiography showing a huge intralobar pulmonary sequestration fed from a descending aortic aneurysm. Ao: aorta; PS: pulmonary sequestration.
Funding This research received no speciﬁc grant from any funding agency in the public, commerical, or not-for-proﬁt sectors.
Conflict of interest statement None declared
1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kansai Heart Center, Takanohara Central Hospital, Nara, Japan 2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kawasaki Aortic Center, Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
Corresponding author: Shinji Masuyama, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kansai Heart Center, Takanohara Central Hospital, 1-3-3 Ukyo, Nara City, Nara, Japan. Email: [email protected]
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