Intrathoracic ectopic lobe of liver presenting as pulmonary sequestration

Academic Article


  • □ Intrathoracic ectopic lobe of the liver in the presence of a normal intact diaphragm is extremely rare. We report a case of a 13-month-old male initially diagnosed with pneumonia and pulmonary sequestration who was found to have an intrathoracic liver lobe and intact diaphragm. The presence of this condition suggests an event preceding closure of the diaphragm and illustrates the unique potential of pediatric pathology to shed light on human embryology. Copyright © Taylor & Francis LLC.
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    Author List

  • Chen F; Heller DS; Bethel C; Faye-Petersen O
  • Start Page

  • 155
  • End Page

  • 159
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 3