Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation

Case contributed by Dr Behrang Amini

Patient Data

Gender: Male

PA view of the chest demonstrates a tubular retrocardiac opacity, which on CT was found to be a pulmonary arteriovenous malformation.

Case Discussion

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM's) are rare vascular anomalies of the lung. They are generally considered direct high flow, low-resistance fistulous connections between the pulmonary arteries and veins.

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Case information

rID: 35803
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 6th Dec 2016
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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