Percutaneous Coil Embolization of Multiple Arteriovenous Malformations in Left Lung Causing Persistent Hypoxia
The patient was a 12-year-old boy who presented with shortness of breath on minimal activity and was diagnosed with multiple arteriovenous (AV) malformations in the left lung. Figure 1⇓ shows an AV malformation in the left lower lobe. Figure 2⇓ shows the same malformation after percutaneous coil embolization. Multiple malformations were embolized, and at the end of the procedure (Figure 3⇓), the patient’s Pao2 had risen from 50 to 66 mm Hg.
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