Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(7): 434-436
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038990
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Central Large Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation with Aneurysmal Dilatation

P.-K. Hsu1 , W.-H. Hsu1 , Y.-C. Wu1
  • 1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan – Republic of China
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Publication History

received May 8, 2008

Publication Date:
30 September 2009 (online)


A centrally located large pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) with aneurysmal formation is uncommon and the optimal treatment remains unclear. Here we report a 63-year-old female with a large PAVM located in the pulmonary hilum presenting with dyspnea and a brain abscess. A muscle-sparing thoracotomy with lobectomy of the left upper lobe was successfully performed under the guidance of three-dimensional reconstruction imaging of the thoracic vasculature.


Dr. Yu-Chung Wu

Taipei Veterans General Hospital

No. 201, Sec. 2, Shih-Pai Road

112 Taipei

Taiwan – Republic of China