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2013-08-17-22 Extralobar thoracic pulmonary sequestration © Cuillier

Extralobar thoracic pulmonary sequestration

Fabrice Cuillier, MD

Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon’Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Réunion, France.

Case report

A 26-year-old woman (G3P2), with unremarkable history, was referred to our antenatal unit at 24 weeks of gestation. During our examination an isolated hyperechoic mass was found within the fetal thorax. The mass was supplied by a vessel arising from the aorta. The size of the mass had decreased slightly after 30 weeks. The newborn was delivered at 38 weeks. The diagnosis was confirmed and the lesion was removed surgically 5 months after delivery.

Images 1-8: The images show hyperechoic, well bordered, mass within fetal thorax corresponding to intrathoracic extralobar lung sequestration.





Images 9-13: The images show vessel supply of the hyperechoic mass within fetal thorax, corresponding to intrathoracic extralobar lung sequestration, originating from the aorta.



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