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Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula presenting as multiple brain abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15266939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary arteriovenous fisula is a rare condition in which there is abnormal connection between pulmonary arteries and veins. We describe this condition is an 18-year-old male who presented with cyanosis, clubbing, polycythemia and multiple brain abscesses. The patient was diagnosed as pulmonary arteriovenous fistula based on CT scan and on pulmonary angiography. The patient had a complete recovery after surgical drainage of brain abscess and excision of right upper lobe. After one year of follow up, there are no symptoms and there is complete reversal of cyanosis and polycythemia.
A Kakar; S P Byotra; A Gupta; N Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-22     Completed Date:  2004-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  626-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi 110 060.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / complications,  diagnosis*
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*

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