Robot-assisted segmental resection for intralobar pulmonary sequestration

J. Konecna, W. Karenovics, G. Veronesi, F. Triponez

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Introduction Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital malformation found most frequently as intralobar sequestration in the left lower lobe. Complete surgical resection is considered the treatment of choice. Presentation We present the case of a 29- year-old woman with intralobar pulmonary sequestration (ILS) diagnosed on chest CT. The sequestration was located in the left lower basal segments (segments 9 and 10) and was treated successfully by robot-assisted segmental resection without complication. Discussion Recently, robot- assisted thoracoscopic lobar resections started to be performed for ILS. The sublobar, segmental resection are reserved mainly for the resection of pulmonary nodules. We report a first case of robot-assisted anatomical segmental resection for ILS. Conclusion We highlight the role of robotic technology offering three-dimensional view and excellent dexterity enhancing the surgical performance and getting the surgical procedure more precise and safer. This could be useful especially in case of challenging sublobar resections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Pulmonary sequestration
  • Robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • Segmental pulmonary resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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