The diagnosis is intrapulmonary sequestration and pneumonia.
The differential diagnosis in this clinical scenario includes necrotizing pneumonia and congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation. The patient tolerated the operative procedure well and was transferred back to intensive care. She made a full recovery and was discharged home on postoperative day 7. She completed a 14-day course of antibiotic therapy.
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