Communicating Bronchopulmonary Foregut Malformation Type III with Pulmonary Sequestration Diagnosed in a Newborn: A Case Report

  • Kim, Su Kyung (Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine) ;
  • Choi, Jin Wha (Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University School of Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Hong Kwan (Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine) ;
  • Sung, Se In (Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine) ;
  • Chang, Yun Sil (Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine) ;
  • Park, Won Soon (Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine)
  • Received : 2019.05.09
  • Accepted : 2019.08.02
  • Published : 2019.11.30


Communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation (CBPFM) is a communication between the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts that can be difficult to differentiate from pulmonary sequestration or H-type tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) because of the similarities in clinical features. A female neonate born at full term had been experiencing respiratory difficulty during feeding from the third day of life. The esophagography performed to rule out H-type TEF revealed that the esophageal bronchus directly communicated with the left lower lobe (LLL) of the lung. Lobectomy of the LLL, fistulectomy of the esophagobronchial fistula, and primary repair of the esophagus were performed. Finally, CBPFM type III with pulmonary sequestration was confirmed on the basis of the postoperative histopathological finding. We report the first newborn case of CBPFM type III with pulmonary sequestration in Korea.



Supported by the Samsung Medical Center (20 by 20 Project, Best #3, GFO1150091).


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