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Pulmonary sequestration


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Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of extralobar pulmonary sequestration?

Typical symptoms seen in infants includes cough, respiratory problems, feeding difficulties, or congestive heart failure, although many infants have no symptoms.The most common associated birth defect is a diaphragmatic hernia but EPS may also be associated with other lung malformations such as congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation and bronchogenic cysts, pectus excavatum, pericardial problems, and duplication cysts. Chronic infections are not a complication seen in EPS.[1]
Last updated: 3/6/2014

References
  1. Erin G. Brown, Clifford Marr, Diana Farmer. Extralobar pulmonary sequestration: The importance of intraoperative vigilance. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. April 2013; 1(4):74-76. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213576613000274. Accessed 3/6/2014.


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