Successful Lobectomy for Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation Causing Recurrent Massive Haemoptysis

Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, Shyam S. Kothari, Arvind K. Bishnoi, Ruchika Gupta, Chander M. Mittal, Srikrishna Reddy

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Abstract

A 6-year-old child with pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) of the lower lobe of left lung was successfully treated by left lower lobectomy and the case is reported for its rarity. The exact diagnosis is relatively easy to make by contrast echocardiography and pulmonary angiocardiography, provided the possibility is entertained. Because of recurrent episodes of massive haemoptysis from a single pulmonary lobe, surgical resection was deemed the best curative option to avoid further episodes and recurrence. Published reports detailing coil embolisation therapy for PAVMs are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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