The Authors report on the use of a videothorascopic approach in the treatment of a patient with intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration. The latter is a rare malformation which more often than not manifests itself in young patients with hemophthisis, recurrent infection and cough. The condition is difficult to diagnose and is often diagnosed intraoperatively. The treatment is surgical resection. The videothorascopic approach was used in a young patient presenting a lesion of the left inferior lobe with polycyclic contours suspected of being an intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration, along with medical history findings of cough and hyperpyrexia. The approach permitted identification of the lesion in the context of the left inferior lobe, safe identification and section of the abnormal systemic vessel supplying the lesion and subsequent inferior lobectomy. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 5 with an excellent esthetic and functional outcome. The videothorascopic approach should be taken into consideration for the diagnosis and treatment of intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestrations.
|Titolo:||Approccio videotoracoscopico nel trattamento della sequestrazione polmonare intralobare : a proposito di un caso|
REBUFFAT, CARLO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||bronchopulmonary sequestration ; videothorascopy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|