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A pulmonary arteriovenous malformation case treated with percutaneous intervention [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-09551 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2018.09551

A pulmonary arteriovenous malformation case treated with percutaneous intervention

Ahmet Tütüncü, Hasan Arı, Sencer Çamcı, Selma Arı, Tahsin Bozat
Bursa Postgraduate Hospital, Department of Cardiology

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are rare anomalies with significant clinical complications. PAVMs are commonly seen in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Ten percent of PAVMs may also be idiopathic. PAVMs can cause cyanosis, fatigue, polycythemia, and paradoxical thromboembolic complications. Diagnosis and treatment of PAVM should be done with great care. These disorders may be fatal if not properly treated. Percutaneous closure (such as embolization) is of great importance nowadays in treatment. We presented a 23 year-old man with idiopathic PAVM which treated percutaneously with three vascular plug.

Keywords: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, percutaneous treatment, vascular plug

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Corresponding Author: Hasan Arı, Türkiye
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