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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2012, Article ID 276012, 4 pages
Case Report

Pulmonary Sequestration with Renal Aplasia and Elevated SUV Level in PET/CT

1Thoracic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın 09000, Turkey
2Thoracic Surgery Department, Osmaniye State Hospital, Toprakkale, Turkey
3Thoracic Surgery Department, Çorum State Hospital Corum, Turkey

Received 25 September 2012; Accepted 26 November 2012

Academic Editors: J. Bordon, W. Gao, and N. Yoshimura

Copyright © 2012 Serdar Şen 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.


Extralobar sequestration with other bronchopulmonary malformations is commonly seen; however, the association of extralobar sequestration with renal aplasia is very rare. A 75-year-old female patient was admitted with back pain. Ultrasonography revealed aplasia of the left kidney and tomography showed  cm sized tumor in the left hemithorax at the posterobasal area. The lesion has focally increased glycolytic activity (SUVmax: 3.2) at the left upper pole on positron emission tomography scan (PET/CT). Sequestrectomy was performed after the confirmation by frozen section that the lesion was benign and of extrapulmonary sequestration. No complication occurred during postoperative and 50-month follow-up period.