Bronchial arteriovenous malformation with large aneurysm, resected by video-assisted thoracic surgery

Kentaroh Miyoshi, Shigeharu Moriyama, Sugato Nawa

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Abstract

Bronchial arteriovenous malformation with a large aneurysm appearing as a mass shadow in the right hilum on chest imaging was successfully extirpated thoracoscopically without any lung resection. Preoperative angiography showed tortuous, enlarged right bronchial arteries with an aneurysm connecting to the pulmonary artery, which could not be totally embolized via the transcatheter approach because of the length of the abnormal bronchial artery and possibility of embolotherapy-induced pulmonary infarction. Histological examination revealed defects of the media and internal elastic lamina of the resected bronchial arteries and aneurysm. The patient was free of hemoptysis and other airway symptoms 4 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • Bronchial arteriovenous malformation
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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