A 45-year-old man with intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration
January 01, 2008
Bronchopulmonary sequestrationis a rare congenitallung malformation characterizedby an abnormal segmentof bronchopulmonary tissuesupplied by an anomaloussystemic artery. The diagnosismay be easily missed in adults,since many are asymptomatic;moreover, symptoms, whenpresent, often overlap withthose of other pulmonaryprocesses. Surgical resectionprovides definitive managementand is usually reservedfor patients with symptoms.We present a case of intralobarbronchopulmonary sequestrationthat presented duringadulthood.