Microscopic pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Pulmonary Veins

abstract

  • A case of pulmonary arterio-venous microfistula in a fifteen year old male is reported. He referred dyspnea and cyanosis for 3 and 2 years respectively. Physical examination was normal except for finger clubbing. Chest radiograph and EKG were also normal. Lung function tests showed hypoxemia due to an increase in veno-arterial shunt (Qs/Qt). Its localization was not apparent by routine studies such as phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, right heart catheterization and pulmonary angiogram. However, a contrast echocardiogram and selective occlusion of the right and left pulmonary arteries performed with a Dotter-Lucas catheter were suggestive of an intrapulmonary localization of the shunt. A lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis.

publication date

  • September 1981

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • spa

PubMed ID

  • 7337488

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 463

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 51

number

  • 5