Successful surgical management of intralobar pulmonary sequestration in Ghana

Pulmonary sequestration occurs when a portion of lung tissue receives its blood supply from an anomalous systemic artery. Three main presentations, intralobar, extralobar and communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations, have been described. It is the second most common congenital lung anomaly. The intralobar variant is the most common type seen in 75% of cases, especially in late childhood. Imaging of choice for diagnosis are computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging. Management involves surgical resection with ligation of the aberrant blood supply via thoracotomy or thoracoscopy. Endovascular therapy with coil embolization of the aberrant anomalous systemic artery as a standard therapy or as a hybrid therapy is an option. We present our successful surgical management of an infant diagnosed prenatally with congenital lung abnormality and confirmed postnatally as intralobar pulmonary sequestration.
Isaac Okyere, Sandra Owusu Kwarteng, Atta Owusu Bempah, Perditer Okyere, Augustina Badu-Peprah, Samuel Gyasi Brenu, Successful surgical management of intralobar pulmonary sequestration in Ghana, Journal of Surgical Case Reports, Volume 2022, Issue 4, April 2022, rjac085,