Embolization versus surgical resection of pulmonary sequestration: clinical experiences with a thoracoscopic approach.

@article{Cho2012EmbolizationVS,
  title={Embolization versus surgical resection of pulmonary sequestration: clinical experiences with a thoracoscopic approach.},
  author={Min Jeng Cho and Dae Yeon Kim and Seong Chul Kim and Ki-Soo Kim and Ellen Ai-Rhan Kim and Byong-Sop Lee},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 12},
  pages={
          2228-33
        }
}
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of treatment for pulmonary sequestration (PS) by transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) versus surgical resection and to consider the role of a thoracoscopic approach. METHODS A retrospective review involving 73 children (≤ 15 years of age) with PS between 2002 and 2011 was performed. RESULTS Forty-two patients were managed with TAE, and 31 underwent surgery alone. Their presenting symptoms were pneumonia (n=11… CONTINUE READING
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