Transcatheter occlusion of a large pulmonary arteriovenous malformation using the amplatzer vascular plug

H. Farra, D. T. Balzer

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Abstract

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare entity with well-described signs, symptoms, and complications. Pulmonary AVMs can be congenital or acquired. They have been described in the setting of severe liver disease and after palliation with a Glenn shunt in which the hepatic venous blood flow has been excluded from the pulmonary blood flow. A variety of surgical and transcatheter interventions have been used to occlude AVMs. We report the use of the Amplatzer vascular plug to successfully occlude a pulmonary AVM in a 12-year-old patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-685
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

Keywords

  • Amplatzer vascular plug
  • Catheter intervention
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation

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