Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012; 60(07): 485-487
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1271150
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Late Diagnosis of Extralobar Pulmonary Sequestration: Two Cases with an Uncommon Malformation

S. Evman
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nigde State Hospital, Nigde, Turkey
,
H. F. Batirel
2  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Marmara University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
,
M. Yüksel
2  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Marmara University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
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Publication History

24 February 2011

06 April 2011

Publication Date:
20 June 2011 (online)

Abstract

Pulmonary sequestration is a congenital bronchopulmonary malformation, characterized by a mass of nonfunctioning lung tissue which receives its blood supply from a systemic artery. This increased blood flow and the inflammation in the sequestrated segments are positive on PET imaging, arousing the suspicion of malignancy. We report two cases of PET-positive extralobar sequestration that presented in patients of middle age and were successfully treated with surgical resection, indicating the role of surgery and the false-positive PET-CT appearance of sequestration cases.