Pulmonary sequestration is an embryonic, cystic lung tissue that is supplied by systemic blood circulation. It is a nonfunctional lung parenchyma unconnected to normal tracheobronchial system. In cases of pulmonary sequestration, surgical interventions should be performed in order to prevent possible complications such as massive hemoptysis and infections. Preoperative imaging and treatment planning should be done carefully. We present an uncommon case of recurrent hemoptysis caused by intralobar pulmonary sequestration located in the left lower lobe.
Keywords: Bronchopulmonary Sequestration, Hemoptysis, Thoracic Surgery
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