Bilateral Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration in an Elderly Patient OD08-OD09
Dr. Askin Gülsen,
Department of Pneumology, University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160 (Haus 40),
23538, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Pulmonary Sequestrations (PS) are congenital anomalies resulting from defective pulmonary development. PS consist of abnormal lung tissue that is not associated with the normal airway. They have their own abnormal vascular system consisting of arterial connections (usually from the aorta and its branches) and venous drainage through pulmonary venules. These lung lesions do not contribute to the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. However, intralobar PS is usually seen in childhood, unilaterally in the left lower lobe of the lung. PS is rarely encountered bilaterally or in older patients. Herein, we describe a case of bilateral PS detected by computed tomography angiography in an elderly patient. The patient refused additional interventional examination and operation, so clinical follow-up was continued.