IMAGING & INTERVENTION
Case Report

Multiple Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations in a Young Patient Presenting with Stroke

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The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

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Center for Advanced Imaging Processing Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA

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Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA

IMAGING & INTERVENTION 2022; 2: 27-30
DOI: 10.5152/iai.2023.22063
Read: 913 Downloads: 418 Published: 07 April 2023

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are abnormal vascular communications between the pulmonary arteries and veins, resulting in an extracardiac right-to-left shunt. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are most commonly hereditary and associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. In the current literature, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations have been found to cause hypoxia, ischemic stroke, brain abscess, and hemothorax. Due to these potential complications, transcathether embolization is recommended as a treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. Here we describe a case of a 25-year-old male with multiple bilateral pulmonary arteriovenous malformations presenting with stroke due to right-to-left shunting.

Cite this article as: Ah Lee S, Ocasio L, Duran C. Multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in a young patient presenting with stroke. Imaging Interv. 2022;2(2):27-30.

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