TITLE

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation treated by lobectomy

AUTHOR(S)
Georghiou, Georgios P.; Berman, Marius; Vidne, Bernardo A.; Saute, Milton
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p328
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
10357518

 

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