Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations: overview and transcatheter embolotherapy

Can Assoc Radiol J. 2001 Apr;52(2):92-102; quiz 74-6.


Pulmonary AVMs are most commonly seen in patients with HHT, a fascinating multi-system disorder that is all too often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Not only a medical curiosity, HHT is a serious condition that causes substantial morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary AVMs are effectively and safely treated by transcatheter embolotherapy.

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic* / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Veins / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications