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Video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of intralobar pulmonary sequestration in adults
Kristi Pence1, Puja Gaur1,2, Edward Chan1,2, Min P. Kim1,2
1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.
2Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Article ID: 100019Z12KP2016
doi:10.5348/Z12-2016-19-CS-11

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Pence K, Gaur P, Chan E, Kim MP. Video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of intralobar pulmonary sequestration in adults. J Case Rep Images Surg 2016;2:39–42.


Abstract
Introduction: Intralobar pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital abnormality that is usually diagnosed in childhood. When diagnosed in adults, patients are usually symptomatic and undergo open thoracotomy and lobectomy. However, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has become a viable alternative.
Case Report: We present three cases in which adults underwent VATS lobectomy. The resection of the aberrant vessels was aided by the superior visualization of VATS without any additional risk for the patients. All of the procedures were successfully completed without any major morbidity.
Conclusion: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) allows for superior visualization, decreased length of stay, decreased pain medication, and less morbidity than thoracotomy, and should be considered for management of adult patients with pulmonary sequestration.

Keywords: Pulmonary sequestration, Adult, Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), Lobectomy


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Author Contributions:
Kristi Pence – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Puja Gaur – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Edward Y. Chan – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Min P. Kim – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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