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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Oct;195(4):837-45. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.5230.

PAVM embolization: an update.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. streroto@uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are most often associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Untreated, they represent a serious threat due to paradoxical embolization that may manifest as stroke or brain abscess. PAVM treatment is challenging even in the most experienced hands.

CONCLUSION:

Fortunately, new tools and techniques are emerging that may improve the outcomes associated with embolization and reduce some of the risks associated with treating these high-flow lesions. New trends in overall PAVM management are also developing.

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20858807
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