Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Cough and haemoptysis.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray

A solitary rounded opacity is present in the right lower zone. There is no pleural effusion and the cardio-mediastinal contours are normal. A CT was arranged.


CT thorax

There is a lobular structure with identical density to it's feeding vessel which is a pulmonary arterial branch. The draining vessel is a pulmonary vein tributary. No other lesions are seen. There is an incidental heterogenous indeterminate 10 cm right adrenal mass.

Case Discussion

Don't forget pulmonary AVMs in your differential for solitary pulmonary nodules!

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Case information

rID: 47117
Published: 1st Aug 2016
Last edited: 3rd Apr 2018
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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