Bronchopulmonary sequestration--a 12-year experience.


Bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) is a rare malformation of the lower respiratory tract. It consists of a non-functioning mass of lung tissue that lacks normal communication with the tracheobronchial tree and that receives arterial blood supply from the systemic circulation. It is classified as intralobar (ILS) or extralobar (ELS) according to its location within or outside the normal lung. Most sequestrations are intralobar (75%) and occur predominantly in the left lower lobe.

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@article{Vieira2006BronchopulmonaryS1, title={Bronchopulmonary sequestration--a 12-year experience.}, author={Julieta Vieira and Ana Rom{\'a}n Rego and Ana Oliveira and Daniela S{\'a} Ferreira and Ant{\'o}nia Furtado and Ant{\'o}nio Manuel Ferreira da Silva Abreu Couceiro and J. A. G. Miranda and Francisco Leal and Lu{\'i}s Vouga}, journal={Revista portuguesa de pneumologia}, year={2006}, volume={12 5}, pages={489-501} }