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Prenat Diagn. 1994 Aug;14(8):653-8.

Prenatal sonographic detection of intra-abdominal extralobar pulmonary sequestration: report of three cases and literature review.

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Histopathology Laboratory, Auckland Children's Hospital, New Zealand.


Three cases of intra-abdominal extralobar pulmonary sequestration detected antenatally by ultrasound are reported. One case was associated with a large left diaphragmatic hernia. Sonographically, all the cases were found in the left supra-renal region presenting as a well-defined echogenic mass with cystic hypoechoic areas. The condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all antenatally detected upper abdominal echogenic masses, particularly when associated with a diaphragmatic hernia. Postnatal ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in one case yielded respiratory type epithelium and this procedure could provide a reasonably confident diagnosis of the lesion.

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