A Case of a Rare Acquired Inflammatory Arterio-venous Malformation with Spontaneous Resolution  

Kian Boon Wong1 , Chan S.A.2 , Qamar Abid1
1. Cardiothoracic Department and Radiology Department, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, UK
2. City Hospital Birmingham, UK
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 17   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2013.03.0017
Received: 17 Dec., 2013    Accepted: 02 Jan., 2014    Published: 08 Feb., 2014
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Wong et al., 2013, A Case of a Rare Acquired Inflammatory Arterio-venous Malformation with Spontaneous Resolution, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, Vol.3, No.17 76-78 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2013.03.0017)

Abstract

There is no single reported case on inflammatory pulmonary arterio-venous malformation (PAVM) which resolves completely without any intervention. We are the first to report a case in which an inflammatory PAVM achieved complete resolution without any treatment. A 62 years old gentleman presented with gradual worsening dyspnoea on exertion and haemoptysis after aspirated oral contrast. On investigation, contrast enhanced computated tomography scan revealed a right lower lobe arterio-venous malformation. However, after a few months, a follow up CT was performed and it revealed a complete resolution. Conservative management approach for inflammatory PAVM can be taken at the initial stage because complete resolution is possible in some cases. However, a close monitoring is required to ensure a complete resolution.

Keywords
Pulmonary arterio-venous malformation; Osler-weber-rendu; CT scan; Inflammatory; Complete resolution
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