A 45-years-old male was referred to another hospital because of hemoptysis. Chest 3D-CT showed an aberrant artery arising from the thoracic aorta and supplying the left basal segment and return to normal left lung vein, the bronchial tree was normal. Based on these findings, we diagnosed this case as having an anomalous systemic arterial supply to the normal based segment of the left lower lobe. We performed a left lower lobectomy and closure of the anomalous systemic artery by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). The aberrant artery coursed along the left pulmonary ligament into the left lower lung from descending aorta. The patient had uneventful postoperative course and was discharged on postoperative day 7.
Program Number: P539