Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation treated by lobectomy

Georghiou, Georgios P.; Berman, Marius; Vidne, Bernardo A.; Saute, Milton
August 2003
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p328
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • How to clamp the main pulmonary artery during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. Watanabe, Atsushi; Koyanagi, Tetsuya; Nakashima, Shinji; Higami, Tetsuya // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jan2007, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p129 

    Abstract: We sometimes run across difficulty in dissection of the pulmonary arteries due to dense pleural adhesions and bleeding from the pulmonary artery during the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. In these cases, conversion of the VATS approach to open thoracotomy is a...

  • Treatment of Diffuse Pulmonary Hemorrhage with Factor VIIa. Schreiber, Jens; Lautenschlaeger, Frank; Breuer, Stefan; Zagrodnick, Joachim; Kachel, Reiner; Schueck, Reinhard // European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Jun2008, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p315 

    Blunt thoracic trauma resulting in lung contusion with severe diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage and massive hemoptysis is rare and has a poor prognosis. Treatment options are limited. We report a case of the successful use of recombinant activated factor VII (NovoSevenâ„¢) in the treatment of...

  • Fatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage After Use of the Flow-Directed Balloon-Tipped Catheter. Pape, L.A.; Haffajee, C.I.; Markis, J.E.; Ockene, I.S.; Paraskos, J.A.; Dalen, J.E.; Alpert, J.S. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Mar79, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p344 

    Presents cases of fatal pulmonary hemorrhage after using the flow-directed balloon-tipped catheter. Diagnosis of pulmonary hemorrhage; Use of the catheter; Factors associated with the development of pulmonary arterial rupture.

  • Prevalence of haemoptysis in adults with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect, and the role of mammary artery collateral vessels. Greaves, K.; Bye, P.; Parker, G.; Celermajer, D.S. // Heart;Aug2003, Vol. 89 Issue 8, p937 

    Discusses results of a study investigating the prevalence of haemoptysis in adults with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect. Clinical signs and symptoms.

  • Haemoptysis from the pulmonary artery. Shih-Hung Tsai; Wei-Chou Chang; Shi-Jye Chu; Hsien-He Hsu // Emergency Medicine Journal;Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p593 

    The article discusses the case of a female patient who was diagnosed with hemoptysis from the pulmonary artery.

  • Successful Lobectomy for Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation Causing Recurrent Massive Haemoptysis Chowdhury, Ujjwal K.; Kothari, Shyam S.; Bishnoi, Arvind K.; Gupta, Ruchika; Mittal, Chander M.; Reddy, Srikrishna // Heart, Lung & Circulation;Apr2009, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p135 

    A 6-year-old child with pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) of the lower lobe of left lung was successfully treated by left lower lobectomy and the case is reported for its rarity. The exact diagnosis is relatively easy to make by contrast echocardiography and pulmonary...

  • A conservative surgical approach for management of iatrogenic pulmonary artery perforation. Biswas, Monodeep; Boruah, Pranjal Kumar; Koch, Lear Von // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Jul-Sep2012, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p157 

    Accidental malposition of a chest tube in the pulmonary artery is a potentially fatal complication. Here we describe a 66 year-old obese woman with prior cardiac transplantation, intubated for respiratory failure and felt to have a large left pleural effusion. A chest tube was inserted using a...

  • Pulmonary artery and vein pseudoaneurysm after gunshot wound to the chest. Quartey, Benjamin; Jessie, Elliot // Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock;Apr2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p313 

    Traumatic pulmonary artery or vein pseudoaneurysms are extremely rare and angiographic management is gaining grounds. These pseudoaneurysms are caused by both penetrating and blunt chest trauma. We presents a unique case of coexisted pulmonary vein and artery pseudoaneurysm due to penetrating...

  • Reperfusion of complex pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after embolization: report of three cases. Lacombe, Pascal; Lagrange, Christine; El Hajjam, Mostafa; Chinet, Thierry; Pelage, Jean-Pierre // CardioVascular & Interventional Radiology;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p30 

    The purpose of this report is to discuss the different mechanisms of reperfusion of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) after embolization. Transcatheter embolotherapy is currently the first-line treatment of PAVMs to prevent neurologic complications or pulmonary hemorrhage. Initial...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics