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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 173918, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/173918
Case Report

Treatment of Pulmonary Sequestrations by Means of Endovascular Embolization: Future or Fashion?

Department of Surgery, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, P.O. Box 444, 3300 AK Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Received 12 May 2011; Accepted 1 August 2011

Academic Editor: S. A. Sahn

Copyright © 2011 Jeroen Diks et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a rare malformation of the lower respiratory tract. Several methods of treatment have been described since the first publication. We present two cases of female adult patients with bronchopulmonary sequestration. In the first patient an unsuccessful attempt to treat the bronchopulmonary sequestration by means of arterial embolization is described. She was subsequently treated by means of surgical resection, which was the primary treatment for the second patient. Although endovascular techniques are becoming promising, in our opinion surgical resection remains the unique treatment for bronchopulmonary sequestration.