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Diseases

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Pulmonary sequestration


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Treatment

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How might intralobular pulmonary sequestration be treated?

Due to the risk for infection and bleeding, intralobar pulmonary sequestrations are usually removed, either by segmentectomy (removal of part of the lung) or lobectomy (removal of the full lobe). Historically, angiography was considered an important preoperative study before embarking on resection of a sequestration. More recently, CT and MRI have replaced the need for angiography and provide excellent mapping of the blood supply.[1][2] 
Last updated: 4/6/2010

References
  1. Kliegman. Chapter 392 - Congenital Disorders of the Lung. In: Finder JD, Michelson PH. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed.. Saunders; 2007;
  2. Townsend. Sabaston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed.. Saunders; 2007;


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