Perkutan transluminal embolisering af pulmonale arteriovenøse misdannelser

A D Kjeldsen, P E Andersen, H Oxhøj, P Vase

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A series of nine patients with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) treated with embolotherapy at Odense University Hospital is presented. In all patients the arterial oxygen tension increased after embolisation. PAVM causes right-to-left shunting, which may result in severe hypoxaemia, and, due to lack of the normal filter function of the lung, paradoxical embolism. Women are particularly at risk during pregnancy. Among patients with Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia 15-33% also have PAVM. Embolotherapy is a safe and efficacious treatment for occlusion of PAVM. Since serious complications to the disease can be prevented, all HHT patients should be offered screening for PAVM, and treated if required.
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer10
Sider (fra-til)1465-9
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 1998



  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Partial Pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Pulmonary Veins