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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2006-955964
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.462-463

Abstract

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.