Osler-Rendu-Weber syndrome: Congenital arteriovenous intrapulmonary fistula treated using a percutaneous Amplatzer plug

V. Conti, Fabio Fiorucci, M. Serpilli, A. Patrizi, G. Paone, P. Neri, G. Giannunzio, M. Guzzo Pirozzo, C. Fiorucci, G. Lucantoni

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Abstract

Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs) are rare vascular malformations (PAVMs) of the lung that could lead to severe hypoxiemia due to right-to-left intrapulmonary shunts. They may occur as isolated entities or associated with Osler-Rendu-Weber syndrome or hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). We report a case of a 70 years old woman with Rendu-Osler-Weber disease and a large arteriovenous malformation involving the left pulmonary artery. We describe the successful transcatheter occlusion of the PAVF using an Amplatzer® vascular plug. This work is an attempt to focuse the attention on pulmonary arteriovenous malformations and on percutaneous treatment as an alternative to surgery, that consists of a conservative lung resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO)
  • Osler-Rendu-Weber syndrome
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs)
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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