Surgical Management of Medium to Large Size Pulmonary AV Malformations- A Case SeriesNagre SW*, Bhosle KN, Bendre S and Vignesh R
Department of CVTS, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nagre SW
Department of CVTS, Grant Medical College
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 4, 2017; Accepted date: June 20, 2017; Published date: June 23, 2017
Citation: Nagre SW, Bhosle KN, Bendre S Vignesh R (2017) Surgical Management of Medium to Large Size Pulmonary AV Malformations- A Case Series. J Clin Respir Dis Care 3:129. doi:10.4172/2472-1247.1000129
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The communication between pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein or between a bronchial artery and the pulmonary vein is called as pulmonary arterio-venous malformation. Dyspnea on exertion, fatigue, nasal bleeding, bluish discoloration of lips and nail beds and hemoptysis are common presenting complaints. In childhood only 10% of cases are identified. Cerebral vascular accidents, brain abscess, hemothorax, life threatening hemoptysis are the complications of large pulmonary arteriovenous malformation. We present you a series of three cases that were diagnosed to have pulmonary AV malformations and presented to us with various clinical pictures. All three patients were surgically managed and discharged uneventfully.