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Diagnosing intralobar pulmonary sequestration
  1. Sophie Mylan1,
  2. Santanu Maity2,
  3. Jody MacLachlan3
  1. 1 Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Amwell Group Practice, Royal Free Hospital GP Training Scheme, University College London, London, UK
  2. 2 Department of Child Health, Royal Free London NHS Trust, London, UK
  3. 3 Department of Radiology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sophie Mylan, Amwell Group Practice, London WC1X 0GB, UK; s.mylan{at}

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An 11-year-old girl presented with abdominal pain and lethargy. Chest X-ray revealed a well-defined opacity in the right lower zone, projected over the medial aspect of the right hemidiaphragm (figure 1). She was treated with two courses of antibiotics but remained symptomatic with a cough. Repeat X-rays demonstrated no change in the opacity.

Figure 1

Initial chest X-ray. …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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