Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation treated by lobectomy

Georgios P. Georghiou, Marius Berman, Bernardo Vidne, Milton Saute*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) may occur primarily or in association with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. We present a case of PAVM in the central lower lobe of the left lung of a 75-year-old woman, which was successfully treated by lobectomy. Contrast echocardiography is an excellent tool for evaluation of this uncommon lesion. Advances in interventional radiology have led to the introduction of obliterative techniques for the treatment of PAVM. However, in the presence of a large solitary malformation centrally located, as in our case, and in high-risk patients, surgery is still a safe and effective first option.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-330
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hereditary telangiectasia
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
  • Surgery

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