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Pulmonary arteriovenous shunting in the normal fetal lung.

Authors
  • McMullan, David Michael
  • Hanley, Frank Louis
  • Cohen, Gordon Alan
  • Portman, Michael Alan
  • Riemer, Robert Kirk
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 06, 2004
Volume
44
Issue
7
Pages
1497–1500
Identifiers
PMID: 15464334
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These studies demonstrate that PAVS is normally present in late gestation fetal and early neonatal lambs but then disappears during the later neonatal period. Furthermore, these findings suggest that PAVS associated with cavopulmonary anastomosis or other processes affecting the developing pulmonary circulation may represent a return to an earlier morphologic stage of development.

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