Author | Hussam M. Sakkijha, MD

Articles

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.

A man with sudden-onset dyspnea, chest pain, and pneumothorax

July 01, 2007

Unilateral cystic lung anomalies are uncommon. We report a case of placental transmogrification of the lung in an adult, a condition with a peculiar histological pattern characterized by formation of placental, villus-like structures in the lung parenchyma.