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Revista chilena de pediatría

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BRACHO M, FERNANDO; PIZARRO T, GUSTAVO  y  SEPULVEDA C, JOSÉ A. Bronchopulmonary sequestration in an infant. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2007, vol.78, n.5, pp. 494-499. ISSN 0370-4106.

Background: Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital lung malformation, charactarized by an abnormal segment of bronchopulmonary tisue, irrigated by an anomalous systemic artery. Objective: To report the clinical course of an infant with an intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration and review the most relevant aspects of this lung malformation. Case-report: A six months-old infant, treated for a pneumonia involving the right lower lobe, with persistence of the consolidation image for more than six weeks. Because of a computed tomography (CT) that showed an image suggesting a bronchopulmonay sequestration, the infant was scheduled for surgery, confirming the presence of the intralobar type of the malformation, which was removed without incidents. Conclusion: Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital lung malformation, but it has to be considered in the presence of recurrent pneumonia or persisting consolidation images

Palabras clave : Bronchopulmonary sequestration; lung malformation.

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