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J Korean Radiol Soc. 2005 Feb;52(2):113-116. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jkrs.2005.52.2.113
Kim MD , Kim JS , Lim CY .
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Bundang CHA General Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Korea. mdkim@cha.ac.kr
Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Bundang CHA General Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Korea.
Abstract

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is an abnormal direct communication between the pulmonary arteries and veins without any capillary network. The patients may be completely asymptomatic or may they develop serious complications including hemoptysis and brain abscess. We present here a case of incidentally found PAVM in a 33-year-old male who underwent embolization using platinum coils. Coil embolization is a safe, highly effective procedure that should be considered more often for the treatment of PAVM.

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