Role and importance of Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of pulmonary sequestration: Report of two adolescent cases

Buyukkaya R., Buyukkaya A., Ilce Z., Erdogmus B., Kucuk A., Ozturk B.

MEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY, vol.15, no.4, pp.326-329, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.11152/mu.2013.2066.154.rb2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.326-329
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Pulmonary sequestration is a rare pulmonary parenchymal anomaly. The localization of the aberrant artery and its relation with sequestration are of importance in the process of diagnosis in the preoperative period. The feeding artery can be identified by color Doppler ultrasonography. We report two cases of pulmonary sequestration in two adolescents, aged 11 and 13 years old, and this report documents the use of in which color Doppler ultrasound demonstrated the abnormal feeding artery. Color Doppler ultrasonography, a noninvasive and radiation-free imaging modality should be considered in the diagnostic algorithm of pulmonary sequestration.