Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 8, Number 5, May 2017, pages 149-151

Omitted Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula Complicated With Brain Abscess


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (a) Head CT showing an irregular low density in the right occipital lobe. (b) Chest CT scan illustrating multiple nodules with varying sizes and uniform density in the left lower lobe. (c) Chest roentgenogram shows PAVFs occurred in the left lower lobe and the residual lobes had a good compensation in right lung after operation.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. (a) Three-dimensional CT imaging displaying pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, tortuosity and dilation in left lower lobe (arrow). (b) Cranial MRI showing a cystic lesion with peripheral edema in the right occipital lobe, brain abscess formation.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. (a) Pulmonary angiography shows pulmonary blood flow into pulmonary veins via PAVF directly. (b) The PAVF shunt disappeared after coil embolization.