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Detachable coiling for embolotherapy of high-flow pulmonary arteriovenous malformation: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20957898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are very rare anomalies of the lung parenchyma. Although many patients are asymptomatic, it carries a high risk of severe cerebral complications, and rarely fatal outcome due to rupture of the malformation. There is a strong association with the Rendu-Osler-Weber disease. The patients should be treated in case of symptomatic PAVMs (paradoxical emboli), and also preventively, when the feeding artery is at least 3 mm in diameter. Embolization is a well-established treatment, which can be very challenging when dealing with very high-flow fistulas, where there is a risk of inadvertent migration of the embolization material in the left cavities of the heart and in the aorta. This report emphasizes the importance of the diagnosis and the embolization indication in pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, and the usefulness of detachable coils in case of high-flow fistulas.
M Laureys; P Mendes da Costa; L Divano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0302-7430     ISO Abbreviation:  JBR-BTR     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-20     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888280     Medline TA:  JBR-BTR     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Radiology Department, CHU Brugmann, ULB-VUB Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / radiography*,  therapy*
Arteriovenous Malformations / radiography*,  therapy*
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Lung / blood supply*
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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