Acquired pulmonary arteriovenous malformation secondary to hydatid cyst operation

GEZER S., TÜRÜT H., Oz G., Demirag F., Tastepe I.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.55, no.7, pp.462-463, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2006-955964
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.462-463
  • Keywords: pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, acquired pulmonary, arteriovenous malformation, hydatid cyst operation, CHEST, CT
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are abnormal communications between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins. The majority of the cases are congenital in origin, and acquired pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are very rare. We present a case here, which - to the best of our knowledge - is the first acquired pulmonary arteriovenous malformation secondary to a hydatid cyst operation in the literature, and we discuss the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic modalities and treatment of acquired pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.