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Stroke in a patient with pulmonary arteriovenous fistula: A case report study.

Authors
  • Mehrbod, Noushin
  • Chitsaz, Ahmad
  • Saadatnia, Mohammad
  • Manouchehri, Navid
Type
Published Article
Journal
Advanced Biomedical Research
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
2
Pages
84–84
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/2277-9175.122499
PMID: 24520551
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) is a venous malformation that permits right to left shunting of blood, bypassing the pulmonary capillary bed. Often PAVFs are seen in association with hereditary conditions. On the other hand, isolated PAVFs are rare and asymptomatic. There have been few reports of isolated PAVF related complications. A patient was referred to us with dysarthria and diplopia and history of surgically-treated PAVF. Further evaluations revealed a stroke in thalamic region. We found an open PAVF in a case of thalamic stroke.

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