J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;133:1384-1385
© 2007 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
a Department of General Surgery, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
b Department of Pulmonology, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Received for publication December 16, 2006; accepted for publication January 8, 2007. * Address for reprints: Rogier Jaspers, MD, Department of Surgery, Canisius Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Weg dour Jonkerbosch 100, Nijmegen, Gelderland, 6532 SZ, The Netherlands. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Symptomatic lung sequesters are usually treated with resection.1 Most often the aberrant arterial supply is ligated or reimplanted onto the pulmonary artery. Baek and colleagues2 recently described a patient with anomalous arterial supply of a left basal segment of the lung in which mere ligation of the anomalous artery produced a satisfactory result.2 We present a similar case in which resection had to be performed despite our initial goal to preserve the entire lung.
A 34-year-old man was referred with recurrent episodes of hemoptysis. Chest radiography showed enhanced vascularization in the lower left quadrant. Computed tomographic scan revealed a solid lesion in the posterobasal segment of the left lower lobe with an anomalous artery originating from
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