Contemporary Management of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations

Nicholas Rauh, John Gurley, Sibu Saha

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Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are atypical vascular structures involving a direct connection between the pulmonary arterial and venous circulations. While PAVMs are a relatively uncommon disorder, unmanaged cases are at risk for the development of serious complications including embolization and infection. Since their first description in 1897, PAVMs have been identified and treated in a variety of ways. Advancements in diagnostic methods and operative techniques have allowed for more effective treatment of the disease. Most recently, the use of vascular plug transcatheter embolization has been described as an effective therapeutic procedure in the management of PAVMs. In this report, we present our experience with nine cases of PAVMs treated at the University of Kentucky, including special consideration of an exemplary case that illustrates the typical course of treatment for the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Angiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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© Copyright 2017 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.


  • chest CT
  • coil embolization
  • hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • pulmonary angiography
  • pulmonary arteriovenous malformations
  • transcatheter embolization therapy
  • vascular plug embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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