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Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012 Nov;5(11):917-9. doi: 10.1016/S1995-7645(12)60172-2.

Pulmonary sequestration infected with nontuberculous mycobacteria: a report of two cases and literature review.

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Department of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.


We report two cases of pulmonary sequestration infected with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM): Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium abscessus. Chest computed tomography showed pneumonic consolidation in the right lower lobe, which received a systemic blood supply from the descending aorta in both patients. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgeries were successfully performed and pathological examinations revealed multiple caseating granulomas. A review of the literature revealed only seven previous case reports of pulmonary sequestration infected with NTM, and no case with Mycobacterium abscessus has been reported.

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