A pulmonary arteriovenous malformation treated with percutaneous intervention [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2019; 47(2): 140-143 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2018.09551

A pulmonary arteriovenous malformation treated with percutaneous intervention

Ahmet Tütüncü, Hasan Arı, Sencer Çamcı, Selma Arı, Tahsin Bozat
Department of Cardiology, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

A pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is a rare anomaly that may have significant clinical complications. PAVMs are commonly seen in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, while some 10% of PAVMs may be idiopathic. PAVMs can cause cyanosis, fatigue, polycythemia, and paradoxical thromboembolic complications. The diagnosis and treatment of a PAVM should be performed with great care, as the disorder may be fatal if not properly treated. Percutaneous closure (such as embolization) can be very beneficial. Presently described is the case of a 23-year-old man with an idiopathic PAVM who was treated percutaneously with 3 vascular plugs.

Keywords: Percutaneous treatment, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, vascular plug.







How to cite this article
Ahmet Tütüncü, Hasan Arı, Sencer Çamcı, Selma Arı, Tahsin Bozat. A pulmonary arteriovenous malformation treated with percutaneous intervention. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2019; 47(2): 140-143

Corresponding Author: Hasan Arı, Türkiye
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