Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Presents for spine x-ray for scoliosis.

Patient Data

Age: 14
Gender: Female

Homogeneous soft tissue mass in the lingual area.

CT angiography of the chest demonstrated cystic-masses that were enhanced like pulmonary vessels and had feeding artery and evacuator vein, in keeping with an arteriovenous malformation. 

Case Discussion

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is an abnormal communication between the pulmonary artery and the pulmonary vein. PAVMs are usually congenital in origin.

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Case information

rID: 27506
Published: 6th Feb 2014
Last edited: 5th Sep 2017
System: Vascular, Chest
Tag: crop
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