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Treatment of Pulmonary Sequestrations by Means of Endovascular Embolization: Future or Fashion?

By Jeroen Diks, P. Ronald Schütte, David Cheung and J. Marco Schnater


Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a rare malformation of the lower respiratory tract. Several methods of treatment have been described since the first publication. We present two cases of female adult patients with bronchopulmonary sequestration. In the first patient an unsuccessful attempt to treat the bronchopulmonary sequestration by means of arterial embolization is described. She was subsequently treated by means of surgical resection, which was the primary treatment for the second patient. Although endovascular techniques are becoming promising, in our opinion surgical resection remains the unique treatment for bronchopulmonary sequestration

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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