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J Thorac Imaging. 2008 Nov;23(4):295-7. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3181820867.

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia associated with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations presenting as hemothorax.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University Samsun, Turkey.


A 51-year-old woman was admitted to emergency unit complaining of sudden onset chest pain. The patient had a family history of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Thorax computed tomographic angiography demonstrated high-density left pleural effusion, and 3 giant arteriovenous malformations. Thoracentesis revealed hemorrhagic fluid. We present successful coil embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

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