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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1992;26(2): 201-203.
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula in Childbood: Report of a case.
Soo Min Kang, Mi Kyung Kim, Je G Chi
1Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Korea.
A case of pulmonary arteriovenous fistula in a 8-year-old boy who presented with easy fatigability and cyanosis for 4 months, is described. Grossly, there was a large vascular anomaly measuring 2x2 cm in the center of the removed right lower lobe. Microscopically, the lesion consisted of dilated arterial and venous structures resembling a cavernous hemangioma. Subintimal fibrosis and attenuated vascular structure lacking elastic fiber and representing A-V shunt were also noted in the lesion.
Key Words: Arteriovenous fistula; Lung; Childhood