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Massive hemothorax due to enlarging arteriovenous fistula in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1582319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 37-year-old woman with hereditary telangiectasia suffered a life-threatening hemothorax due to an enlarging pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in pregnancy. This was treated by emergency right lower lobectomy and excision of arteriovenous malformations in the right middle and upper lobes, with no postoperative complications, and the subsequent delivery of a normal infant. Women with hereditary telangiectasia contemplating pregnancy should be screened for the presence of PAVM to anticipate complications.
C M Laroche; F Wells; J Shneerson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-12     Completed Date:  1992-06-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1452-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Chest Medicine, Newmarket General Hospital, Suffolk, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Malformations / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Hemothorax / etiology*,  radiography
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / radiography,  surgery
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*

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