ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for pulmonary arteriovenous malformation: a case report
Kuthan Kavaklı1, Hakan Işık1, Okan Karataş1, Deniz Doğan2, Alper Gözübüyük1
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Chest Diseases, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10320
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation is a rare pulmonary vascular anomaly caused by abnormal communications between arteries and veins. Although it is a benign disease, it should be treated properly to prevent serious complications and provide improved quality of life for patients. Currently, transcatheter embolization is presented as a standard therapeutic approach for this disease because of its minimally invasive nature and lower morbidity and mortality rates. However, this treatment does not always produce satisfactory results and utilization of surgical treatment is required. In this article, we report a 37-year-old female patient with pulmonary arteriovenous malformation who was treated successfully via video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy after embolotherapy.
Keywords : Embolization; lobectomy; pulmonary arteriovenous malformation; thoracic surgery
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