Development of pulmonary arteriovenous communications within pulmonary metastases after chemotherapy

John F. Bruzzi, Mylene T. Truong, Gregory W. Gladish, Michael J. Wallace, Cesar A. Moran, Reginald F. Munden

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Abstract

The development of acquired pulmonary arteriovenous communications within pulmonary metastases from an extrathoracic malignancy is a rare phenomenon, but it has potentially serious clinical consequences for the patient. We describe two such patients, both of whom developed intrametastatic pulmonary arteriovenous communications after chemotherapy of the pulmonary metastases, and one of whom required coil embolization for control of symptoms related to the right-to-left shunt. In both cases, computed tomographic angiography was useful for the detection and pre-therapeutic evaluation of the arteriovenous malformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Coil embolization therapy
  • Computed tomographic angiography
  • Pulmonary metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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