CASE HISTORY – August 2019

Bronchopulmonary sequestration

Authors: Kristi Jürgenstein, Piret Kibur, Hannes Tamm

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Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital disease that can often be asymptomatic, or have non­specific symptoms; consequently, the diagnosis can often be delayed. Bronchopulmonary sequestration should be considered in the case of hemoptysis and recurrent infections. The diagnosis is confirmed by radiological studies that can identify aberrant artery(s) supplying blood to the pulmonary sequester. The disease has potentially serious complications, but is treatable by minimally invasive lung resection, retaining as much functional pulmonary parenchyma as possible.