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Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula

Synonym(s) Pulmonar arteriovenous aneurysm
Prevalence Unknown
Inheritance Not applicable
Age of onset Adult
  • Q25.7
MeSH -
  • 10037332


Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is a malformative communication between a pulmonary artery and a pulmonary vein leading to a right to left extracardiac shunt which can result in an altered oxygenation of blood in the lungs with a risk of paradoxical embolism and brain abcesses.

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